Household chemicals NSAIDS OTC Bites and envenomations Cleaning substances Cosmetics Food poisoning Foreign objects Illegal drugs
Death 876 (0.7)* 98 (0.2) 39 (0.1) 95 (0.6) 381 (0.4) 32 (0.1) 43 (1.2) 67 (0.1) 136 (0.5)
Major effect 341 (0.3) 110 (0.2) 96 (0.1) 86 (0.5) 384 (0.4) 42 (0.1) 21 (0.6) 53 (0.1) 117 (0.5)
Moderate effect 1,815 (1.5) 633 (1.3) 872 (1.1) 522 (3.1) 2,350 (2.2) 318 (0.8) 97 (2.6) 392 (0.6) 641 (2.5)
Not followed, minor effects possible 72,313 (59.4) 23,346 (45.9) 52,207 (65.7) 8,756 (52.3) 63,465 (59.2) 30,684 (75.6) 2,113 (57.1) 53,728 (77.9) 9,150 (35.4)
Unable to follow, judged as potentially toxic 20,628 (17.0) 18,847 (37.1) 12,990 (16.4) 4,581 (27.4) 11,924 (11.1) 2,704 (6.7) 632 (17.1) 3,320 (4.8) 12,531 (48.5)
Unrelated effect, not likely related to exposure 4,521 (3.7) 451 (0.9) 1,099 (1.4) 421 (2.5) 5,534 (5.2) 926 (2.3) 163 (4.4) 1,714 (2.5) 210 (0.8)
Minor or no effect 21,219 (17.4) 7,336 (14.4) 12,140 (15.3) 2,273 (13.6) 23,157 (21.6) 5,910 (14.6) 634 (17.1) 9,707 (14.1) 3,079 (11.9)
Total 121,713 (8.7) 50,821 (3.6) 79,443 (5.7) 16,734 (1.2) 107,195 (7.6) 40,616 (2.9) 3,703 (0.3) 68,981 (4.9) 25,864 (1.8)
  Other chemicals Paints and solvents Pesticides Plants Prescription drugs Supplements Tobacco and nicotine Total
Death 939 (2.1)* 120 (0.3) 1,643 (0.5) 419 (0.4) 409 (0.2) 90 (0.2) 1 (0.0) 5,388 (0.4)
Major effect 187 (0.4) 67 (0.2) 1,711 (0.5) 310 (0.3) 531 (0.2) 67 (0.1) 9 (0.3) 4,132 (0.3)
Moderate effect 916 (2.1) 447 (1.2) 5,916 (1.6) 1,763 (1.9) 3,221 (1.2) 550 (1.0) 69 (2.3) 20,522 (1.5)
Not followed, minor effects possible 23,405 (52.5) 24,810 (65.7) 198,588 (55.1) 57,613 (60.6) 147,131 (56.3) 34,934 (65.1) 1,245 (40.7) 803,491 (58.6)
Unable to follow, judged as potentially toxic 9,481 (21.3) 4,359 (11.5) 66,706 (18.5) 14,582 (15.4) 70,062 (26.8) 8,670 (16.2) 1,116 (36.4) 263,135(19.2)
Unrelated effect, not likely related to exposure 1,570 (3.5) 1,276 (3.4) 12,078 (3.4) 5,637 (5.9) 2,807 (1.1) 682 (1.3) 53 (1.7) 39,142 (2.9)
Minor or no effect 8,112 (18.2) 6,680 (17.7) 73,733 (20.5) 14,690 (15.5) 37,382 (14.3) 8,658 (16.1) 570 (18.6) 235,285 (17.2)
Total 44,610 (3.2) 37,759 (2.7) 360,375 (25.7) 95,014 (6.8) 261,543 (18.6) 53,651 (3.8) 3,063 (0.2) 1,371,095 (100.0)
*Frequency of calls with given substance as primary exposure and outcome listed in the row, followed by percent of column total given in parentheses
Table 7: Distribution of animal exposure call outcomes by exposure substance reported to the National Poison Data System from January 1, 2000 to December 31, 2010.