Rodenticide poisoning in a Toxicological Assistance Center


  • Beatriz Ferreira Martins
  • Anai Adario Hungaro
  • Jéssica Adrielle Teixeira Santos
  • William Campo Meschial
  • Laiane Mucio Correia
  • Magda Lúcia Félix de Oliveira



Poisoning, Rodenticides, Health Surveillance, Poison Control Centers, Community Health Nursing.


Objective: to characterize rodenticide poisoning sold illegally under the name Chumbinho. Methods: this is a descriptive and cross-sectional study by retrospective analysis of epidemiological forms of Toxicological Occurrence of a Toxicological Assistance Center, from 2006 to 2013. Results: 115 forms were analyzed, with an annual average of 14.4 ± 4.8 cases and 35.6% of the records in the fourth biennial. Most poisonings occurred in males (57.3%), aged between 15 and 49 years (78.3%) and suicide attempted (90.4%). It was found clinical severity of cases because 92.1% intoxicated required hospitalization and occurred four deaths (3.5%). Conclusion: the cases of poisoning by Chumbinho increased gradually over the studied years, in males, in an economically active age, and by intentional poisoning. There is a need for greater sanitary inspection in the region, aiming to reduce supply and improvement of guidance to consumers.






How to Cite

Martins, B. F., Hungaro, A. A., Santos, J. A. T., Meschial, W. C., Correia, L. M., & Oliveira, M. L. F. de. (2016). Rodenticide poisoning in a Toxicological Assistance Center. Rev Rene, 17(1), 3–9.



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