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Facts & Stats

1. Approximately what percentage of some 60,000 chemicals used in science have been tested for toxic effects:  10%, 30%, 50% or 75%?

2. Name the solid element that is the lightest in weight, but is also toxic metal.

3. To the nearest whole percent, what is the concentration of sodium hypochlorite in most standard liquid household bleaches?

4. According to 1998 National Safety Council stats, poisoning, by liquids or solids, was the third leading cause of  unintentional death in the US.  Within 1000, how many deaths occurred that year?

5. According to 1998 statistics from the American Association of Poison Control Centers, which non-pharmaceutical substance were poison centers most contacted about in children under the age of 6 years old:  Toothpaste, perfume, bleach , or silica gel?

6. What US President signed the Public Law 87-319, which designates annually the third week in March as National Poison Prevention Week?

7. According to statistics compiled by several publications (Discover, May 1997; Tucson Citizen, May 28, 1997) What are the odds of dying from a snakebite:  1 in 36 million, 1 in 12 million, 1 in 1560, or 1 in 145?

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