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Title: Accidental poisoning of children in the United Arab Emirates
Authors: Dawson, K.P.
Issue Date: 1997
Language: English
Abstract: A prospective study of childhood accidental poisoning was conducted in the Al-Ain district of the United Arab Emirates. The results showed that accidental poisoning was frequent but morbidity was low and there were no deaths. The pattern of poisoning is similar to that in western Europe and north America, with household chemicals and medicines predominating. Analgesics and antihistamines were most frequently ingested. The frequency of accidental poisoning in Al-Ain merits the introduction of a public awareness campaign and increased use of child-resistant containers
Description: 38-42
Keywords: Analgesics
Accidents Prevention
Health Education
Histamine H1 Antagonists
Subject: Accidents, Home
ISSN: 1020-3397
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