Letters Section Editor: Stephen J. Lurie,
MD, PhD, Senior Editor.
To the Editor: The process of commercial coffee
roasting releases large amounts of carbon monoxide (CO),1 which
sometimes reach life-threatening levels.2 We
report a case of a death due to CO poisoning sustained during commercial coffee
Nishimura F, Abe S, Fukunaga T. Carbon Monoxide Poisoning From Industrial Coffee Extraction. JAMA. 2003;290(3):334. doi:10.1001/jama.290.3.334-b