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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||American journal of public health|
|State||Published - Apr 1982|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health