Poisoning
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Poisoning occurs when people drink, eat, breathe, inject, or touch enough of a hazardous substance (poison) to cause illness or death. Some poisons can cause illness or injury in very small amounts. Illness may occur very quickly after exposure to a poison, or it may develop over several years with long-term exposure.

Natural and technological disasters can lead to the release of toxic chemicals with the potential to harm large numbers of people. When a natural gas well in Gaoqiao, China erupted in 2003, the release of hydrogen sulphide killed more than 240 people. A further 9000 people attended hospital and 64 000 people had to be evacuated from the area.

Poisoning may also be an indirect consequence of a disaster. After Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in 2005, there was an increase in cases of carbon monoxide poisoning – this was due to the incorrect use of portable gasoline-powered generators during power outages.

A relatively common form of mass poisoning involves methanol. This may be added to illicit or informally-produced alcoholic drinks in order to boost the alcohol content. In 2005, for example, at least 21 people died in Turkey after drinking a counterfeit brand of raki. In 2006, in Nicaragua, 788 people were poisoned by methanol and 44 died after drinking contaminated guaron – a brandy-like liquor.
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Interviews
We plan to do einterviews with MBBS doctors to understand 4 things
1) Tests or questions you ask in first few meetings
2) What it means in medical terms
3) What it means in non medical terms
4) What should the patient or care takers do

We might interview Aurvedic doctors, homeopathic doctors, Yoga teachers on this health issue

Video links
What is a poison? Food Poisoning and Poisoning Treatment

Emergency Medicine - Approach to Poisoning: By Stella Yiu M.D.

How To Treat Poisoning, Signs & Sypmtoms - First Aid Training

Symptoms Of Food Poisoning
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Interview of a doctor
Citizens in many countries go through this but there are hardly any government agencies, NGOs, corporates, funding agencies with focus on this issue.
CSRidentity.com will interview doctors to understand the scenario.
And to train the doctors is a medical college responsibility, so we will interview medical college s to how they train doctors on this issue.

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