Each 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.
Plants are a common cause of poisoning. Both indoor and outdoor plants can be poisonous.
Some 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.
Rabies is a deadly disease caused by a virus that is found in the saliva and brain tissue of infected (rabid) animals.