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Each year, more than two million Americans report a poisoning to control centers around the United States, and more than 90 percent of these incidents happen inside the home. Poisonings are one of the leading causes of death among adults, while most non-fatal poisonings happen to children under the age of six.
National Poison Prevention Week (March 20th-26th), first established in 1961 by the U.S. Congress, aims to raise awareness about the dangers of poisonings and how to actively prevent them from happening.
Asbestos is just one potential household poison and the only proven cause of mesothelioma. For National Poison Prevention Week, the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance has developed the infographic below to help you keep your home safe. Learn about toxins, where they’re found, what they can cause, and what you can do about it to protect yourself and your family.
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