2008
DOI: 10.1590/s0102-311x2008001200019
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A profile of unintentional poisoning caused by household cleaning products, disinfectants and pesticides

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“…Never induce vomiting or give water or milk to unconscious victims or victims intoxicated from corrosive and petroleum-based substances (caustic soda, acids, bleaches, water with lime, ammonia, deodorant, kerosene) (24) . A similar result was found in a study showing that 72.4% of calls to poison control centers occurred within the first two hours after poisoning (15) . For clinical evolution of the victims of intoxication, similar results were found in a study of drug poisoning in children under 18, which showed 24.1% remained in hospital after emergency treatment (25) , which indicates the need for follow-up and monitoring of vital signs after poisoning, pointing to the seriousness of this type of accident in the home.…”
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“…Never induce vomiting or give water or milk to unconscious victims or victims intoxicated from corrosive and petroleum-based substances (caustic soda, acids, bleaches, water with lime, ammonia, deodorant, kerosene) (24) . A similar result was found in a study showing that 72.4% of calls to poison control centers occurred within the first two hours after poisoning (15) . For clinical evolution of the victims of intoxication, similar results were found in a study of drug poisoning in children under 18, which showed 24.1% remained in hospital after emergency treatment (25) , which indicates the need for follow-up and monitoring of vital signs after poisoning, pointing to the seriousness of this type of accident in the home.…”
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confidence: 87%
“…In other national and international studies, a significant number also underlined care for accidental poisoning in the infant-juvenile population (8)(9)(13)(14)(15)(16) , revealing the need for preventive measures to reduce the incidence, since all accidental events are considered predictable and preventable (17) . Other studies corroborate our findings, in which there was a prevalence of male victims in accidental intoxications (3,(9)(10)(11)16,(18)(19)(20) , which may be explained by behavioral factors, since boys are known to be more active and restless than girls, and social and cultural factors, as greater vigilance is given to girls, while boys are freer in their play and more exposed to the risks of the home environment for intoxication/poisoning (9)(10) .…”
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“…The finding also reported that household bleach was the main causative agent among the cleaning agents. As in Brazil, Europe and the United State, household cleaning products are the substances that are most commonly ingested by children aged between 0 and 4 years [26,27]. Apart from that, household bleach was easily and widely accessible to the children or even mentally handicapped person [27].…”
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“…7,9,10,[16][17][18] The growth in the number of pesticide incidents since 1987 is alarming with marked morbidity and mortality demanding advanced resources. 7,8 Incidents due to household cleaning products have grown over 20 years, but are possibly reaching a plateau.…”
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