Households and car owners, beware!
Among Member States composed of low and middle-income countries (LMIC), the common causes of such poisoning are:
- household chemicals; and,
- carbon monoxide.
However, in high-income countries, the substances involved primarily include the following:
- carbon monoxide;
- drugs; and,
- cleaning and personal-care products in the home.
The number of deaths attributed to unintentional poisonings are highest among children under 5 years old, and among adults aged 60 years and above.
Mortality rates are also higher among men than among women across all age groups.
Below is the official graph of WHO showing these stats:
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