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Every 8 Minutes a Child Goes to the ER for This

About every eight minutes, a young child ends up in the emergency room due to medicine poisoning. An alarming 77 percent of the time, the child took medicine that belonged to a parent or grandparent. …

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Top 5 Causes of Poisoning (infographic)

Poisoning kills more than 35,000 people in the United States each year, and most of these deaths are the result of accidental poisoning with common household products. Poisoning kills more people than…

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Child Safety Lock Recall: Young Children at Risk

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with Dorel Juvenile Group (DJG) Inc., of Columbus, Ind., announced a voluntary recall of Push 'N Snap Cabinet Locks. Consumers should…

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10 Tips to Prevent Accidental Poisoning of Children

"Emergency physicians see poisonings every day in the ER, which is why we urge people to learn about the potential dangers lurking right in their homes," says the president of the American College of …

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Prevent Accidental Poisoning in the Home

In the time it takes to answer the phone or the doorbell, a child can locate and swallow a poisonous substance. March 20 - 26 is National Poison Prevention Week, a week set aside each year sinc…

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