Children can be poisoned by many common household products, including cleaning supplies, cosmetics, plants, foreign bodies and toys, pesticides, art supplies, alcohol, medicines and vitamins. Lead and carbon monoxide both pose significant poison risks to children.
In Oregon, the highest hospitalization rates of unintentional poisoning in children are for males, 1-4 years of age. Between 2002-2006, 4 children died and 501 children were hospitalized in Oregon due to poisoning.
For updated data on poisoning issues for all ages, please visit the Oregon Poison Center.
Safe Kids Facts and Research
Presentations from SK Oregon 2010 Regional Training
Carbon Monoxide Alarms – Prohibits transferring of a title to one and two family dwellings or multifamily housing that has a carbon monoxide source unless the dwelling or housing is equipped with a carbon monoxide alarm.