Poisoning Warning

This week is national poison prevention week and the consumer product safety commission has a warning for parents and child caregivers, as 9 out of 10 unintentional child poisonings occur in the home.

The CPSC warns unintentional poisonings from consumer products commonly found in the home kill about 30 children each each and prompt more than two million calls to the nation's poison control centers.
Of those calls, more than 90 percent involve poisonings at home.

A recent review conducted by the CPSC found 70 percent of poisonings involve children one to two years of age. More than half of the incidents involved oral prescription drugs, non prescription drugs and supplements.


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