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What Do You Know About Poison Prevention?

Every 30 seconds a child is poisoned in the U.S., according to the American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC). Sixty percent of all poisonings occur to children under age 6. Poisons can be solids, liquids, sprays, or gases. They can be something a person eats, breathes, gets in the eyes, or on the skin. Learn more about accidental poisonings by taking this quiz, based on information from the AAPCC and the CDC.

1. Which of these toxic substances is blamed for the most fatal unintentional poisonings in the United States?
2. How can you reduce the risk for a child's accidental poisoning by medication?
3. How can you reduce your risk for accidental poisoning with medication?
4. If your child eats or drinks a toxic substance, what should you do?
5. What information should you have ready when you call a poison control center?
6. How can you help prevent accidental poisoning by household products?
7. How can you help prevent the accidental poisoning of a child outdoors?
Online Medical Reviewer: newMentor board-certified, academically affiliated clinician
Last Review Date: 5/5/2013
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