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An estimated 4 million people are poisoned in the United States each year – 60% of those people are children under the age of six. Children aged one to three are at the highest risk. Common household poisons include any kind of medicine, iron pills, cleaning products, cosmetics and personal care products, pesticides, pool chemicals, gasoline, motor oil, and other automotive supplies, alcohol, tobacco products, and hobby and craft supplies.

Please read the articles and check out the links found on this page to find out how to protect yourself and your loved ones from accidental poisoning.


Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
December 20, 2012

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
Saturday, April 28, 2012

Prevent Accidental Poisonings in the Home
March 19, 2012

Health District Urges Residents to Use Caution While Using Mothballs
January 4, 2012

Moth Balls Can Be Dangerous To Children
January 4, 2012

Pregnant Women and Families with Young Children Warned About Bisphenol A (BPA)
January 27, 2010

How to Dispose of  Prescription Medicines, Over the Counter (OTC) Products

How to Dispose of Sharps (Needles)



CT Poison Control Center

National Poison Control Center

ATSDR--Prevention Guidelines

Poison Prevention Tips

HUD--Lead Poison Prevention

Pesticide Pre-Notification Registry