In 2002, over 2.3 million poisoning cases were reported to U.S. Poison Control Centers. Over 92% of these exposures occurred in our homes during the peak hours of 4 and 10 p.m. Children under the age of six were involved in more than 50% of these exposures. When accidents happen or products are misused, product safety testing data helps poison control centers and emergency room doctors understand which exposures are actually harmful and how to treat patients in time to prevent serious consequences.
*Source: American Association of Poison Control Centers
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