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Avoid At-Home Poisoning

Pennsylvania Division (ATSPA) reminds the public of the dangers of potentially poisonous medicines and chemicals and outlining preventative steps people can take to ensure their safety and that of their loved ones.

More than 2 million poisonings are reported each year to the Nation’s poison control centers. According to the American Association of Poison Control Centers, 93 percent of poisonings happen at home. Most fatal poisonings occur among adults, especially older adults.

• Be Prepared. Put the poison control number (1-800-222-1222) in, on, or near your phone.

• Install a Ca...

 

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