The Bottom Line: Learn something new about poison.
The Full Story:
- The most common time for childhood poisonings to occur is around dinnertime. In fact, it is so common that poison control centers have nicknamed this time of day "the arsenic hour."
- The Golden Poison Dart Frog is the most toxic poison dart frog. Just one gram of its secretions can kill 1,000 adult humans.
- There is no such thing as a poisonous spider, but all spiders are venomous.
- The majority of poisonings in the United States are caused by overdosing on drugs.
- Approximately 90% of poisonings occur at home.
- Children 6-years-old and younger are the most vulnerable to becoming poisoned.
- It is possible to become poisoned through ingestion, inhalation, through the eyes, through the skin, or through stings or bites.
- The most common substances that are reported to poison children under 6-years-old are cosmetics/personal care products.
- Pain relievers are the most common substance that poisons adults 20-years-old and above.
- The least common age range to become poisoned is between 6-years-old and 12-years-old.