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National Poison Prevention Week

Half of all reported poisonings occur in children under age 6.

Written by Jennifer Dean Durning, CPNP Pentucket Medical Pediatrics

National Poison Prevention Week is a good time to review safety information regarding substances that can be harmful if they are used in the wrong way or by the wrong person. Poisons include common consumer products that are safe if used according to the directions on the label, but can be dangerous if used incorrectly. Common sources of poisonings that affect children are medications, household cleaners, alcohol, cosmetics, and plants. Continue reading “National Poison Prevention Week”