Poison

Center for Injury Research and Policy Poisoning Safety

Drug-Related Poisoning

The cause of these poisonings has shifted over the past decade. Prescription drug-related poisonings now lead to more deaths and emergency department visits than illegal drugs.

Center for Injury Research and Policy Poisoning Safety

E-cigarettes and Liquid Nicotine

Just a small amount of liquid nicotine can be deadly to a child. Poisoning can happen in two ways: when the liquid is swallowed or when it is absorbed through the skin.

Center for Injury Research and Policy Poisoning Safety

Poisoning

Every year in the United States, there are over 2.4 million poison exposures. A poison is something that can make you sick if you eat, drink, touch, or breathe it. 

Center for Injury Research and Policy Poisoning Safety

Pet Medications

Almost two thirds of households in the US own a pet and many of these households have children. Many parents may not be aware of the risks these medications can pose to their families.