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Most Common Poisoning Emergencies

Top 5 Poisonings in 2019 for adults 20 and older

  • Analgesics (pain relievers)
  • Sedative/hypnotics/antipsychotics (sleep aids, tranquilizers)
  • Antidepressants
  • Heart medications
  • Alcohol

Top 5 Poisonings in 2019 for children 5 and younger:

  • Cosmetics/personal care products
  • Household cleaning products
  • Analgesics (pain relievers)
  • Foreign objects (batteries, toy parts, food products, etc.)
  • Topical preps (diaper ointment, pain relief cream, hydrocortisone)

Prevention Tips

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