Exposure to Harmful Substances

Exposure to harmful substances or environments

Use this interactive chart to explore trends in exposure to harmful substances or environments for fatal and nonfatal injuries. Injury demographics show that while 69.8% of nonfatal injuries occur to females, 8.8% of fatalities are females. In 2020, 92% of the nonfatal cases were related to COVID-19 illness. In contrast, 66% of the fatalities were related to poisoning, toxic, noxious, or allergenic effects (including drug overdoses). Use the filters to further explore injury trends by industry, occupation, part of body injured, and nature or type of injury.

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