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c) Improper storage of poisonous substances.

In one study, improper storage was a factor in 51% of poisonings. Improper monitoring of the child and distraction were factors in 23% and 13%, respectively.

Source: Brayden, R.M., MacLean, W.E., Bonfiglio, J.F., & Altemeir, W. (1993) Behavioral antecedents of pediatric poisonings. Clinical Pediatrics 32, 30-5

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