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Medicine Safety

PillsEach year, about 50% of the poisonings reported to the GPC involve medicines. Both prescription and over-the-counter medicine can be dangerous if used incorrectly or if the wrong amount is taken.

Plant Safety

Poison PlantsPlants are a common cause of poisoning. Both indoor and outdoor plants can be poisonous.

Household Cleaners

CleanerSome of the most common cleaning products can be hazardous. These products come in many shapes, sizes, and colors and children are often attracted to their bright colors, interesting containers, and perfumed smell.


RacoonRabies is a deadly disease caused by a virus that is found in the saliva and brain tissue of infected (rabid) animals.