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The theme of this year’s Safe Kids Week is Locked Up Tight and Out of Sight.
Poisoning is a much larger public health issue than is generally recognized.   For Canadians of all ages, poisoning is the fourth leading cause of injury deaths and permanent total disability.  It is estimated that half of all poison exposures occur among children less than five years old.  Canadian children are at risk, and most poisonings occur in the home.  Fortunately, most poisonings are preventable with a few simple measures. 
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