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Types of Poisons

The majority of poisonings are accidental and therefore preventable. A primary mission of the Carolinas Poison Center is to reduce the number of poisonings through poison prevention education activities and materials.

To learn more about specific types of poisons, click on a title to go to a list of poisons belonging to that group.

Common Poisons at Home & Work
Plants and Mushrooms
Venomous Creatures
Prescription Medicines
Non-Prescription Medicines
Substances of Abuse
Seasonal Poison Prevention
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