What is it about?

On a daily basis, individuals are exposed to potential poisoning by different sources. In these circumstances, they often need to undergo medical emergency interventions to manage the serious consequences that can appear simultaneously or in the long term. Indeed, the nature and circumstances of daily poisoning cases vary among socio-demographic backgrounds. This fact requires the development of a medical emergency system that integrates emergency toxicity treatments. This perspective further suggests the development of appropriate prevention and treatment programs according to the geographical distribution of the recorded daily poisoning incidences.

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Why is it important?

This study showed the importance of developing a probabilistic mapping on a national scale of the possible daily poisoning incidents based on the individuals’ demographics. Furthermore, this approach allows local and national authorities to develop anti-poisoning centers and provide the equipment and most appropriate medical materials according to the needs of each region.


This work highlights the need to implement appropriate human development projects starting on the one hand with prevention and vigilance information programs, and the installation of anti-poisoning medical center supported by the devices and the means adequate according to the nature and the socio-economic situation of each geographical site.

Sophie Barguil
Damascus University, Faculty of Engineering

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This page is a summary of: Mapping the probable daily poisoning incidents according to the individuals demographics, Cogent Social Sciences, January 2019, Taylor & Francis,
DOI: 10.1080/23311886.2019.1571729.
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