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Emergency Action for Poisoning
The first steps after an accidental exposure.

How You Can Prevent Poisonings
Safely get rid of old medicines, keep household products locked away, and keep all plants out of the reach of small children.

For Grandparents
Older adults often take many medicines. These can poison young children. When you take care of your grandchildren...

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