Seasonal trends in reported poisonings.

R. S. Greenberg, S. K. Osterhout

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Review of 2,339 Duke Poison Control Center records for calendar year 1977 revealed that preschool children had an autumn peak for all poisonings; older victims a summer predominance. When the reports were stratified by poisoning agent, significant summer predominance was noted in preschool victims for plants, pesticides, paints, and cosmetics; winter predominance for external medicines. In older victims, spring predominance was found for pesticides and soaps, summer predominance for envenomations, plants, internal medicines, ethanol, soaps, and external medicines.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)394-396
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican journal of public health
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1982
Externally publishedYes

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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