Since the beginning of the year almost 500 people turned to doctors due to poisoning by carbon monoxide

Last year  the National Poison Control Center of Ministry of Health of Azerbaijan has received 454 complaints in connection with the poisoning by carbon monoxide. Of these, 332 people were taken to hospitals, said at  a press conference on Wednesday,  the head of the Center, chief toxicologist at the Health Ministry Azer Magsudov. According to him, the  health  of 10 percent of hospitalized  was assessed as severe, 70 percent - an average severity.  The rest  received primary care and were discharged.

Magsudov noted that every week due to poisoning from carbon monoxide  the Center received 10-12 calls from the regions. Observations show that the majority ofpoisoned people are middle-aged people.

Poisoning usually occur indoors, therefore the toxicologist recommends  to be careful with the heaters.

Magsudov noted that timely appeal to physicians and primary care can prevent tragic  consequencies. -36B--

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