7 PERCENT OF NEW JERSEYANS REPORT CALLS TO POISON CENTER HOTLINE IN PAST YEAR: RUTGERS-EAGLETON PUBLIC HEALTH SERIES POLL

Posted at 12:01 am October 1, 2014, in New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Rutgers-Eagleton Public Health Series

Unintentional poisonings are the leading cause of “injury death” nationally and in New Jersey, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In the Garden State, 7 percent of residents say they or someone in their family has called a poison control center in the past year. Households with children are more than twice as likely to have sought help, 11 percent to 5 percent, according to a Rutgers-Eagleton Public Health Series poll.

 

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