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Protect your family from a poisoning emergency
By: Brigitta Gruenberg, Division of Public Health
Most poisoning emergencies are unexpected and happen quickly in our homes. A majority of non-fatal poisonings involve children younger than 6. For adults, poisoning is the number one cause of injury death in the United States. This week is National Poison Prevention Week, so it’s a good time to think about what you would do in a poisoning emergency. Are young children most at risk for a poisoning accident? Poisoning is one of the leading causes of unintentional injury deaths
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