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Aspirin and Ibuprofen Cause More Human Deaths Than Captive Reptiles

By Erika N. Chen-Walsh


According to the American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC), in 2000, 52 people died of aspirin overdose (49 were suicides and 3 were accidental), and 5 people died of ibuprofen overdose.

In 2000, not one person died as the result of a captive reptile.  Fewer than one death per year occurs as the result of a captive reptile.

Coconuts Kill More People Than Captive Reptiles

coco-nut-tree-tropical-climate-MexicoCoconuts kill around 150 people every year. Falling from a height of 80 feet, they can build up an impact speed of 50 mph.

Captive reptiles kill less than one person per year.

*Journal of Trauma, Injuries due to Falling Coconuts

Thank you, Eric Roscoe, for this important safety bulletin.