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Arch Hyg Sci 2016, 5(2): 136-144 Back to browse issues page
Confrontation With Scorpions As an Environmental Permanent Risk in Iran: A Review
Rouhullah Dehghani, Afsaneh Hashemi *, Esmaeil Charkhloo, Samad Hosseini
Head office of Veterinary Khorasan Razavi Province, Mashhad, Iran
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Background & Aims of the Study: Among the Iranians, scorpion is considered as one of the most important natural hazards and introduced as a dangerous animal. The outcome of this confrontation is to create stories and different beliefs about them .The primary aim of this study is to investigate and deliberate on the validity and fraudulence of these beliefs in how Iranian looked upon scorpions.

Materials & Methods: The study is a review of descriptive analysis. In other words, the study was conducted, considering the key terms such as: treatment of scorpion venom, motifs of humans and scorpions in internet and related websites; moreover, the study was carried on by professional journals, articles and researches as well as related published books in this filed. By considering the situation and its requirements, the references were chosen to be analyzed.

Results: Owing to the fact that scorpions have poisonous, painful and sometimes mortal venoms, they have attracted more attention compared to other creatures in the history and culture of Iran. Such creatures are regarded as the symbol of power and sentry in several references as they can be found in the works and studies remained from ancients throughout Iran.

Conclusions: Due to the medical importance of scorpions and Iranian’s cultural beliefs, scorpion motifs has been regarded as a significant symbol of Iran’s history. Moreover, in creating the scorpion motifs about the dangers of this creature, beliefs, the realities and the analysis of customs have been playing the great roles.

Keywords: scorpions, environment, beliefs, environmental risk, poison, Iran
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Type of Study: Review | Subject: Environmental Health
Received: 2015/10/12 | Accepted: 2016/02/29 | Published: 2016/03/29
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Dehghani R, Hashemi A, Charkhloo E, Hosseini S. Confrontation With Scorpions As an Environmental Permanent Risk in Iran: A Review. Arch Hyg Sci. 2016; 5 (2) :136-144
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