(c) 2004 by ALBERT DONNAY
Why So Many Syndromes?
CO is Both
Ubiquitous Neurotoxin & Ubiquitous Neurotransmitter
CO is #1 Cause of Unintentional Toxic Deaths in USA
CO is #1 Cause of Unintentional Toxic Poisonings in USA
CO is #1 Air Pollutant in USA: more tons/year than all others;
primarily from industry, vehicles, fires, combustion appliances
CO is also produced systemically by all mammals from heme
breakdown by Heme Oxygenase, the Universal Stress Enzyme.
HO-1 is greatly induced by exposure to any type of stress :
heat, bright light, noise, odors, drugs, alcohol and other
chemicals, trauma, infection, electro magnetic fields, etc.
Endogenous CO is not just bound to hemoglobin but bioactive
in over 90 pathways in range of 1 to 10ppm