Forensic Toxicology: PDF OnlyPesticide Mortality A Jordanian ExperienceAbu Al-Ragheb, Samih Y. M.D.1,3; Salhab, Abdulazim S. Ph.D.2,4Author Information 1From the Department of Pathology and Forensic Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan 2From the Department of Pharmacolog, Faculty of Medicine, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan 3Associate Professor of Forensic Medicine 4Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology The American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology: September 1989 - Volume 10 - Issue 3 - p 221-225 Buy Abstract During the 13-year period of 1973-1985, at least 329 deaths in Jordan resulted from poisoning by pesticides. Organophosphates were the major compounds incriminated in 93.6% of the cases. The annual mortality rate compared with that of other countries is relatively high, and was 5.97%, 17.35%, and 2.6% per 1 million people in 1973, 1979, and 1985, respectively. The annual mortality rates due to suicidal and accidental poisoning are 61% and 35.3%, respectively: 74% of the accidentally poisoned group are children <10 years, while 60.7% of the suicides are 15-24 years of age. To minimize such high mortality rates from pesticide poisoning, Jordan needs to adopt more protective measures by rigorous regulation © Lippincott-Raven Publishers.