Household Items - A Danger To Young Children
Parents of young children may at times feel like they need to have eyes in the back of their heads! Too often child-proofing is not enough of a deterrent for the curious and resourceful child. Frequently, items consumed or used by adults are accidentally left within the range of a toddling toddler. Accidental ingestion of dangerous or toxic items by young children is totally preventable. Parents be on guard!
Below is a list of
the agents most
commonly consumed by children less than six years of age
from 1995 - 1998:
*Litovitz TL, Klein-Schwartz W, Caravati EM, Youniss J, Crouch B, Lee S, 1998 Annual Report of the American Association of Poison Control Centers Toxic Exposure Surveillance System, Am J Emergy Med 1999: 17:435-87
Last Editorial Review: 3/7/2000