Physical Environment

Social-Economic Environment

Agents available:


—consumer products

—illegal substances


Product labeling

Poor storage

Too many pills

Safety packaging; blister packaging

Protective gear for workers

Workplace safety equipment

Poor storage practices

Poor supervision of young and old

Drug-taking society

Substance abuse

Poor children at greater risk

Substitute safer products

Design homes with childproof storage areas

Antidote information available

Availability of emergency medical services and emergency departments

Health system functioning

Available antidotes

Availability of telephone and transport

Availability of poison control center information

Regulate products

Invent new products that are less toxic to replace those more toxic

Repackage agents

Protect workers

Political and public support to regulate chemicals and change manufacturing

Replace hazards

Workers actually use protective gear

Public knowledge and perception of poison control system

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