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CDC Poisoning Fact Sheet

CDC Poisoning Fact Sheet –https://www.cdc.gov/HomeandRecreationalSafety/Poisoning/index.html

Representative questions that can be answered with this resource:

  • Which groups are at the greatest risk for poisoning?
  • What are some ways that people can prevent unintentional poisoning?
  • What painkillers are common sources of overdose poisonings?


Did you know that if you’re 35-54, you’re more likely to die of unintentional poisoning than of a traffic accident? This and other interesting facts are on offer from this fact sheet from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This page also provides an overview of common poisons and links to further reading.


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