Understand the poisoning issue by exploring Canadian data that examine poisoning causes, rates, costs and responses.
Evidence Summary on the Prevention of Poisoning in Canada (2020)
This 2020 report, written by Parachute and the Injury Prevention Centre at University of Alberta, draws together statistics and research on poisonings in Canada and documents prevention work and strategies, both underway and recommended. One key finding reveals that twice as many people in Canada now die from unintentional poisoning, driven mostly by increase in opioid use, than from transport-related injuries.
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Out of Sight, Out of Mind: Addressing the Invisible and Older Faces of Canada’s Opioid Crisis (2023)