Pros And Cons Of Pediatric Poisoning

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Every 15 seconds U.S. poison control centers are called about a poisoning incident. 40% of these calls involve children younger than 3 years and in 75% of these cases the poison was ingested (Gutierrez, J., Negrón, J., & García-Fragoso, L. (2011). The poisonings involve items found in most homes, such as prescription drugs, cosmetics, and cleaning supplies Most poisonings are preventable and happen in the home with the parent present. Fortunately, deaths from pediatric poisonings have decreased significantly over the decades due to the introduction of child-resistant packaging, product reformulations, and professional poison control systems. However, non-lethal, accidental medication overdoses have been increasing due to the rising availability

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