Mar. 21 -- FRIDAY, March 20 (HealthDay News) -- To keep from being among the millions accidentally exposed to a harmful dose of poison, people need to be diligent -- not just during National Poison Prevention Week but always -- when handling potentially noxious materials, warns the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Children younger than 6 are involved in more than half of the 2 million poison exposure incidents reported each year, according to the American Association of Poison Control Centers.
As precautions, the EPA recommends that people:
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has more on poison prevention at home.
SOURCE: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, news release, March 16, 2009