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10 facts on children's environmental health

Dangerous products are kept in a high cupboard out of reach of children

Hundreds of thousands of children under the age of 15 unintentionally ingest poisonous substances

Poisoning most commonly involves fuel, pesticides, medicines, and toxic household products. Storing these items away from children’s sight and reach, and using child-resistant packaging can save children's lives.

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