Pesticide poisoning cases in Ankara and nearby cities in Turkey: An 11-year retrospective analysis


KIR M. Z. , OZTURK G., Gurler M. , Karaarslan B., Erden G. , KARAPIRLI M., ...More

JOURNAL OF FORENSIC AND LEGAL MEDICINE, vol.20, no.4, pp.274-277, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jflm.2012.10.003
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF FORENSIC AND LEGAL MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.274-277

Abstract

Since they are available in open markets and pharmacies, pesticides have been widely used all over the country. (Un) intentional poisoning with these compounds is one of the most common causes of chemical poisoning, especially in rural agricultural areas. Pesticide poisonings reported by various countries showed that it is a worldwide health problem with 250 000-370 000 associated deaths each year.