Diurnal trends in reported poisonings

Raymond S. Greenberg, Shirley K. Osterhout

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Review of the Duke Poison Control Center records for 1977 revealed an evening peak for preschool poisonings, while older victims had a late night maximum. When the reports were stratified by poisoning agent, both age groups showed diurnal trends for internal medicines, plants, household products, and pesticides. In addition, preschool victims had temporal variation in poisonings with soaps, petroleum compounds, external medicines, and cosmetics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)167-172
Number of pages6
JournalClinical Toxicology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1982
Externally publishedYes

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  • Toxicology


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