Poisoning

A poison is any substance, including medications, that is harmful to your body if too much is eaten, inhaled, injected, or absorbed through the skin.An unintentional poisoning occurs when a person taking or giving too much of a substance did not mean to cause harm.

Learn more about preventing unintentional poisonings

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Deaths from drug overdose have been rising steadily over the past two decades and have become the leading cause of injury death in the United States.
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Knowing how to prevent leading causes of child injury, like poisoning, helps keep our children safe and secure and helps them live to their full potential.