Possible Antidote to Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Found

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Every year, 500 Americans die from inhaling a tasteless, odorless gas called carbon monoxide (CO). The only emergency treatment—the administration of high pressure oxygen—was developed more than 50 years ago. Now there may be a new antidote for CO poisoning.

CO is produced anytime you burn fuel. Common items like heaters, cars, stoves, lanterns, grills, fireplaces and even cigarettes produce the gas. The symptoms of CO poisoning include dizziness, weakness, vomiting, chest pain and confusion. If

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