>I am very interested in the opinions of the participants on this list
>regarding the use of charcoal in"unproven" circumstances. Is there
>any one out there who shares my dislike for charcoal, or has my
>opinion been unduely colored by my unfortunate experiences?
>Alice D. Ackerman, M.D.
>University of Maryland Medical System
>(410) 328-6957 (phone)
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>My concerns about the "reflex" use of activated charcoal were first raised
by Milton Tenebein (Ann Emerg Med May 1991;20:529-531.) This paper addreses
multiple doses of activated charcoal but could be applied to single doses
given without a clear indication.
Prince of Wales Children's Hospital