United States.- Two workers pronounced dead by authorities in Los Angeles, California The United States was then allegedly exposed to fentanyl in an apartment complex.
According to US media, the report was addressed by Los Angeles police, which responded to an emergency call on Thursday, May 12, at 800 Hundred Olive Street for the presence of “dangerous material”.
On reaching the spot, the officials found two people unconscious. They worked as maintenance personnel in the building and were pronounced dead on the spot.
Officials who did not provide further details suggest the men were exposed to fentanyl. In the meantime, investigations are ongoing to determine the deaths from lethal exposure to fentanyl.
According to the latest reports from the country’s health authorities, during 2021 alone it is estimated that there were about 107 thousand overdose deaths.
Although the deaths of maintenance workers are not related to consumption, the issue of fentanyl remains of great concern to US officials, who estimate that these latest figures translate as one death every five minutes related to opioid consumption. can be done.
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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 70,000 of these deaths are related to synthetic opioids such as fentanyl; 30 thousand methamphetamine; cocaine 25 thousand; Natural opium like heroin 13 thousand.
Two employees died after coming into contact with fentanyl in Los Angeles, US