More than 90% of child and adult poisonings occur in the home.
You can avoid accidental poisonings by safely storing the dangerous substances in your home.
The most common causes of poisoning among young children are:
Protect children by taking sensible precautions:
Common causes among adults are pain relievers, prescription drugs, sedatives, cleaning products, and antidepressants.
The American Association of Poison Control Centers has many poisoning prevention tips:
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