‘Rice Tablet’ Poisoning

‘Rice Tablet’ Poisoning‘Rice Tablet’ Poisoning

During the first five months of the current year (started March 20), 63 people died in Tehran Province due to aluminum phosphide (or locally known as ‘rice tablet’) poisoning of whom 36 were men and 27 women. The figure has increased by 3% compared to the same period last year, the Iranian Legal Medicine Organization (ILMO) announced on Wednesday. According to the ILMO, aluminium phosphide and carbon monoxide poisoning are the two top common causes of death by poisoning in the country, IRNA reported. ‘Rice tablet’ is used to protect stored grain, and it can cause poisoning, if ingested accidentally.


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