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Dear Parents: Your Baby Food is Safe

February 8, 2021

Poisoning Prevention in Canada Webinar January 27, 2021

January 20, 2021

Health-Care Professionals: New Priority Queue Available February 8, 2021

January 18, 2021

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Winter Hazards

Many of us look forward to the holiday season. It is important in this busy season to remember the dangers that your family may encounter in the Winter season.


Current Top 10 - 2020 Data

The Ontario Poison Centre regularly determines "Top 10" lists, identifying the top 10 most common types of exposures managed by the Specialists in Poison Information. Over time, these lists have changed to reflect regulatory changes and other trends happening in Ontario. Learn more about which poisons have made the list.

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Poison Prevention

Many poisonings that occur in the home can be prevented. Poisonings are most likely to occur in young children less than six years of age, however keep in mind they can happen at any age. Children are very curious and like to explore and play with medicines and household products. The majority of poisonings happen in your own home. Remember: poisonings commonly occur when your normal daily routine is disrupted or during times of stress. Be alert and prevent poisonings!

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Hidden Hazards

We often check a product’s label to decide whether it is safe when trying to make our homes safe for our families. However, there are many items that do not have a hazard symbol on a label to warn us of dangers. It is very important to be aware of potential dangers of anything we bring into our homes. Learn more about some of these hidden hazards.

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