Poison Safty

By: Tyler Weslow and Hayden Reinhold 7th Hour

A little about poison

A poison is any product or substance that can harm someone if it is used in the wrong way, by the wrong person, or in the wrong amount. Examples of possible poisons include some household products, chemicals at work or in the environment, drugs (prescription, over-the-counter, herbal, illegal or animal medicines), snake bites, spider bites, and scorpion stings.

Here are some interesting facts about poison.

-92.7 % of all poison exposures occur in the home.

-83.8 % of poison exposures are unintentional.

-Most poisonings involve everyday household items such as medicines, cleaning supplies, cosmetics and personal care items.

-2 million poisonings are reported each year to the 57 poison control centers around the country.

-National poison prevention week was created September 16th, 1961