An epidemiological view of poisoning

Vet Hum Toxicol. 1985 Oct;27(5):402-8.


An epidemiological approach to understanding the incidence and control of injuries is essential. Epidemiology facilitates discovery of factors contributing to the occurrence of, in this case, injuries from poisoning. This page reviews those theories relative to agent, host and environment involved in an unintentional poisoning incident. It is through an understanding of each of these factors that the poisoning incident becomes more clearly defined.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Child
  • Child Behavior
  • Child Development
  • Child, Preschool
  • Conflict, Psychological
  • Drug Labeling
  • Drug Packaging
  • Environment
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Poisoning / epidemiology*
  • Poisoning / etiology