Accession Number:

ADP013400

Title:

Role of Poison Information Centre in the Prevention and Management of Chemical Accidents

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

INSTITUTE FOR MEDICAL RESEARCH AND OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH ZAGREB (YUGOSLAVIA)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

The Poison Information Centre PlC in Zagreb is the only one in Croatia serving a population of about 4.5 million inhabitants. It provides a 24-hour telephone information service on the management of toxic exposures to medical professionals and the general public. From 1985 to 1999 the Centre registered a total of 4736 calls due to acute poisoning incidents or suspected poisonings. Figure 1 shows the breakdown of calls according to the cause in three 5-year periods 1985-1989, 1990-1994 and 1995-1999.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE