By F. Sherwood. Taylor
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103 In the long term, many more people will undoubtedly be affected, and the total number of Chernobyl-associated cancer cases is likely to be high. Another serious radiation event occurred in Goiania, Brazil, in 1987. When an abandoned radiotherapy unit was opened in a junkyard, 244 people were exposed to cesium-137. Of those people exposed to cesium-137, 104 showed evidence of internal contamination, 28 had local radiation injuries, and 8 developed acute radiation syndrome. 25,60 Radiation measured outside the facility reached 4000 times the normal ambient level.
Wax PM: It’s happening again—another diethylene glycol mass poisoning. J Toxicol Clin Toxicol 1996;34:513–516. 133. Weber E, Laarbai F, Michel L, Donckier J: Abdominal pain: Do not forget Thorotrast! Postgrad Med J 1995;7:367–369. 134. ” Am J Indust Med 1989;16:225–233. 135. Whorton MD, Krauss RM, Marshall S, Milby TH: Infertility in male pesticide workers. Lancet 1977;2:1259–1261. 136. Wing JS, Sanderson LM, Brender JD, et al: Acute health effects in a community after a release of hydrofluoric acid.
Unintentional exposures, particularly in children, typically involve small amounts of a single product. 6,12 An ingestion that is not the patient’s first “unintentional” poisoning may be a clue to a psychiatric disorder in the case of a child or a compromised adult, or to neglect or abuse. UNINTENTIONAL EXPOSURE An adult who has intentionally ingested a drug or toxin almost always requires evaluation in a healthcare facility. With the exception of therapeutic errors and mistakes from confusion, or mental, linguistic, or visual impairment, most ingestions in adults result from misuse, abuse, or suicidal intent.
A History of Industrial Chemistry by F. Sherwood. Taylor