There’s poison in your house. It’s everywhere. Every year millions of children are unintentionally poisoned, many under the age of 6 and in their own homes.
Here are just a few facts about poisons in the home:
- In 2010 there were over 2.3 million human exposures and almost 100,000 animal exposures (90% dogs).
- Painkillers, cosmetics, and cleaning supplies, are the most frequently involved in human exposures.
The following infographic has many more statistic and information about household poison. It also has information about warning labels ,preventative tips, as well as what to do if a poisoning has occurred.
Infographic via www.homeinsurance.org
If you ever find yourself in a poison emergency in the U.S. call 1-800-222-1222 for the American Association of Poison Control Centers.
Before seeing this infographic, were you aware of the many poisons that are in your home?
Do you feel you are now more aware of these poisons?