Year: 2020 Source: Toronto, ON: Parachute. (2020). 66 p. SIEC No: 20200944

Poisoning represents a major cause of mortality and morbidity in Canada and around the world. Furthermore, poisonings account for a significant number of hospitalizations and an even greater number of emergency department visits each year in Canada. while it is important to recognize that poisonings can occur in individuals from all walks of life regardless of age, sex or socioeconomic status, certain populations have been identified through research and surveillance as being at an elevated risk for poisoning. these include pediatric, youth and young adults, older adults and Indigenous peoples.