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13 June 2012

Poisons lurking in the home

The average home contains more poisons than most people realise.

If you have children or pets, you've probably looked around your house to see what potential hazards you need to lock up or move, like the cleaning products under the sink. But it's easy to overlook something a child might find appealing.

"You have to anticipate what kids might do," said Rose Ann Soloway, a clinical toxicologist with the National Capital Poison Center in Washington, DC. "They're smart and fast, and they like to imitate us."

What's lurking in your home

 
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