Did you know approximately 60,000 young children visit the emergency room each year due to accidental ingestion of medicines? That is one child every 8 minutes! So how can you help prevent poisonings in your home? Check out seven simple tips listed below.
For more strategies to protect children from unintentional poisonings, visit the Up and Away and Out of Sight educational campaign at: www.upandaway.org
Reference. 1. Lovegrove MC, Weidle NJ, Budnitz D. Trends in Emergency Department Visits for Unsupervised Pediatric Medication Exposures, 2004–2013. Pediatrics. 2015 Oct; 136(4)