Meds and you

20 September 2010

Medicines pose great risk to kids

Health experts warn that the most prevalent poisoning threat in a a household isn't under the sink or in the garage - but in the medicine cabinet.

Most parents these days are mindful of obvious poisoning risks to their children. They lock up household cleaners, and keep chemicals and pesticides well out of the reach of youngsters.

In fact, the rate of childhood poisonings caused by medication overdoses is double the rate of poisonings from cleaning substances, pesticides, personal care products and other toxic household substances, the CDC reports.


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