2007, 117 southern California residents were asked to select from a
list of 20 items (alphabetized below), the four that best described
the leading cause of drug-induced deaths that had been reported by the
Center for Disease Control (CDC) since 1999.
1 - Alcohol
11 - Lipstick
2 - Aspirin
12 - Marijuana
3 - Cocaine
13 - Methapmhetamine
4 - Cottage Cheeze
14 - Oxycodone
5 - Desoxyn
15 - Prescription Pain Medication
6 - Floride Toothpaste
16 - Tobacco
7 - Gamma Hydroxybutyrate (GHB)
17 - Valium
8 - Hairspray
18 - Xanex
9 - Lead Paint
19 - Yellow Jackets
10 - Lipitor
20 - Zinc
The top 4 selected by residents:
Methamphetamine, ranked # 1 response with 84 of
7 - GHB # 2 respone with 68 of the 117
3 - Cocaine # 3 response with 59 of
1 - Lead Paint #4 response with of 117
to the subjects who were asked to organize them into 5 groups of 4 each.
Group 1 was considered most toxic and Group 5 described the least toxic.
The four , participants were asked to rank 20 items from the most toxic to
the least toxic. Four items were consistently among the last 4.
This encompassed: Cottage Cheese, Milk, Aspririn, and Flour. Next to
last were four subgroups that are not always conssubmables: Salt,
Chalk, Crayon; and Bab y Powder. Third to last were: Eye
Drops; OxyContin, would identify the most lethal substandes in our
society. Considering he asked to select any four substances
from a list of 20 that they thought were mot detrimental to life.
Here's is how they scored:
Cottage Cheeze - 0;
Milk - 0; Aspirin 0:
Chalk - 7;
Pepperoni - 9
Beer - 12;
Pure Grain Alcohol 22;
Cleanser they thought were the were more lethal than others.
to demonstrate the substances were more lethal than others.