[Home ] [Archive]    
:: Main :: About :: Current Issue :: Archive :: Search :: Submit :: Contact ::
:: Volume 8, Number 27 (Winter 2015) ::
IJT 2015, 8(27): 1209-12015 Back to browse issues page
An Epidemiological Study of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Rate and a Comparison with Other Poisonings Recorded in Mazandaran Department of Forensic Medicine, 2009-2011
Mohammad Shokrzadeh, Masoud Poorhosein, Nafiseh Nasri Nasrabadi *, Farzaneh Veisi, , Zohreh Kooshki
M.Sc Student Toxicology, Student Research Committee, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran. , n_nasri2000@yahoo.com
Abstract:   (1793 Views)
Background: Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless and poisonous gas. Since there is currently no information on the prevalence of carbon monoxide poisoning in Mazandaran, this study aimed to investigate the prevalence of carbon monoxide poisoning and compare its prevalence with other poisonings recorded in Mazandaran Department of Forensic Medicine, from 2009 to 2011.
Methods: This is a descriptive-analytical study, in which the information was received from Mazandaran Department of Forensic Medicine.
Results: Among the 2446 human deaths in 2009, 2010, 2011, 237 deaths were due to poisoning and 27 (11.4%) were due to carbon monoxide poisoning, which ranked third after narcotic and Aluminum phosphide intoxication. Poisoning in males was 1.7 times more than females. Co was the most common cause of deaths among people aged 21 to 30 years.
Conclusion: Considering the fact that in most cases of poisoning deaths caused by CO (silent killer) come by quietly and in a hidden manner, CO actually makes any defense and escape impossible for the person and despite seeing the shadow of death, that person will inevitably surrender and will be defeated. Therefore, it is necessary to educate and inform the public through media and educational institutions about the risks and sources of CO poisoning.
Keywords: Carbon Monoxide, Forensic Medicine, Poisoning.
Full-Text [PDF 3006 kb]   (789 Downloads)    
Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Send email to the article author

Add your comments about this article
Your username or email:

Write the security code in the box >



XML   Persian Abstract   Print


Download citation:
BibTeX | RIS | EndNote | Medlars | ProCite | Reference Manager | RefWorks
Send citation to:

Shokrzadeh M, Poorhosein M, Nasri Nasrabadi N, Veisi F, Kooshki , Z. An Epidemiological Study of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Rate and a Comparison with Other Poisonings Recorded in Mazandaran Department of Forensic Medicine, 2009-2011. IJT. 2015; 8 (27) :1209-12015
URL: http://ijt.arakmu.ac.ir/article-1-381-en.html
Volume 8, Number 27 (Winter 2015) Back to browse issues page
مجله سم شناسی و مسمومیتهای ایران Iranian Journal of Toxicology
Persian site map - English site map - Created in 0.048 seconds with 800 queries by yektaweb 3506