In 2002, over 2.3 million poisoning cases were reported to U.S. Poison Control Centers. Over 92% of these exposures occurred in our homes during the peak hours of 4 and 10 p.m. Children under the age of six were involved in more than 50% of these exposures. When accidents happen or products are misused, product safety testing data helps poison control centers and emergency room doctors understand which exposures are actually harmful and how to treat patients in time to prevent serious consequences.
*Source: American Association of Poison Control Centers
From mice to dogs, pigs to electric eels, a variety of animal species contribute each year to medical breakthroughs that save millions of human lives each year. Through research on these animals, scientists have discovered cures and preventions for a number of human and animal ailments.
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What happens to animals once an experiment is completed?
The majority of research animals must be euthanized so researchers can study their tissues and answer important questions about disease. Animals involved in experiments that do not require tissue for study may take part in additional experiments. However, except in rare circumstances, federal regulations do not allow an animal to be used in more than one major surgical procedure.