Seattle Children's Gives Tips on Preventing Household Poisoning
Every day, 300 children will go to the emergency room after being poisoned at home. "Kids are curious and explore the world with their mouths in addition to their hands and eyes," said Dr. Suzan Mazor, a pediatrician at Seattle Children's Hospital. Mazor is an emergency room doctor who has experienced all levels of childhood poisoning from serious health effects to lesser reactions that don't always need medical attention. She says if a child displays symptoms, is ill or not breathing to call 911 right away. However, if there are no symptoms but you are still concerned about what your child got into, Mazor suggests parents log onto PoisonHelp.org.
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