Mississippi State Department of Health

Poisoning Prevention


More than 90% of child and adult poisonings occur in the home.

You can avoid accidental poisonings by safely storing the dangerous substances in your home.

Protecting Children

The most common causes of poisoning among young children are:

Protect children by taking sensible precautions:

Protecting Adults

Common causes among adults are pain relievers, prescription drugs, sedatives, cleaning products, and antidepressants.

For More Information

The American Association of Poison Control Centers has many poisoning prevention tips:

Links referenced on this page
National Drug Take-Back events    http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/
Find out more    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/41,0,176,html ok
More about proper disposal    http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/
Poisoning Prevention    http://www.cdc.gov/HealthyHomes/ByTopic/Poisoning.html
American Association of Poison Control Centers    http://www.aapcc.org/
In the home    http://www.aapcc.org/prevention/home/
Medications    http://www.aapcc.org/prevention/over-counter-medicine-safety/
Other special areas    http://www.aapcc.org/prevention/

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