Evidence Based Politics - Only Hope for Democracy

Evidence Based Politics to Beat COVID Only evidence based politics can save our democracy. In this replay of the Cold War between communism and the American idea of freedom, China won. China won because despite early mistakes, they tackled…

Dose of Carbon Monoxide Doesn’t Predict Outcome

Long-term Problems Not Tied to the Dose of Carbon Monoxide The dose of carbon monoxide in the blood, does not predict long term outcome once CO gets to a level where symptoms occur - 15% COHb. In the context of medicine/toxicology, the issue…

Preexisting Conditions Protections at Stake

Preexisting Conditions Protections- More than an Election Catch Phrase Finally in 2014, preexisting condition protections came into effect in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by prohibiting the insurance market from denial of coverage or benefits…

Chicago Carbon Monoxide Linked to Cold Weather

The Season for Chicago Carbon Monoxide Chicago carbon monoxide poisonings increase in frequency as the cold is upon us. Daylight savings time is over, the nights are longer and colder. Thanksgiving is rapidly approaching. If you had not already…

Carbon Monoxide Physiology Explained

Carbon Monoxide Physiology - In Words and Pictures To being our topic of carbon monoxide physiology, we must go back to Claude Bernard, a 17th century physiologist who first discovered the affinity of carbon monoxide for hemoglobin and the…

Carbon Monoxide in Children

Carbon Monoxide in Children Requires Expert Assessment This week I want to cover a difficult subject that has been interwoven into many of our blogs; the impact of carbon monoxide poisoning in children. Children and those with medically compromised…

Poor Training Equals Bad Hotel HVAC Maintenance

Hotel HVAC Maintenance Neglect is Systemic Neglect in hotel HVAC maintenance happens because of inadequate training, lack of maintenance standards and thinly capitalized ownership. Over the past couple of months, we have blogged about two main…

Dangers of Carbon Monoxide in Boating

How to Avoid the Dangers of Carbon Monoxide in Boating Last week we touched on the subject of the dangers of carbon monoxide in boating. Click here for that blog. Though we covered the dangers faced by the public and addressed issues the public…

 Boating Carbon Monoxide Poisoning - Watch Out

 Boating carbon monoxide poisoning Boating carbon monoxide poisoning is a big problem because high performance engine exhaust is not vented away from where people breathe. This week we will focus on a topic which has achieved the status of…

Wildfires and Global Health - More than Air Quality

Wildfires and Global Health - Toxic Exhaust In thinking about the Wildfires and global health, I thought back instead of forward. My co-author, Attorney Gordon Johnson[1], and I were teenagers back in the late 1960s and early 70s when air pollution…