The BC Drug and Poison Information Centre: An essential clinical resource and public health partner
Poisonings have a significant impact on the health of people in BC. In 2022, there were more than 2000 poisoning deaths due to the toxic illicit drug supply alone. All age groups are at risk of poisoning, but the types of poisonings change over the lifespan. Exploratory ingestion of household products or medications is most common in young children.