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Title: Childhood Poisoning


1
Childhood Poisoning
  • Lawrence D. Beem, D.C., FICPA

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The most dangerous poisons include
  • medications and vitamins (many of which do not
    come in child resistant containers)
  • household products, especially cleaning supplies,
    pesticides, and hydrocarbons, such as oil,
    kerosene lighter fluid, etc. antifreeze
  • carbon monoxide
  • windshield washer fluid

3
Facts
  • More than 90 of the poison exposures occur in
    the home.
  • Parents
  • Grandparents
  • Child Care Providers
  • Store Poisonous products out of the reach of
    children.
  • Be aware young children want to explore and
    experiment.

4
Be Alert
  • Recommended Tips
  • Use child resistant packaging
  • Keep chemicals and medicines locked up and out of
    sight
  • When products are used, never let young children
    out of your sight.
  • Keep items in original containers.
  • Leave the original labels on all products.
  • Do not put decorative lamps, lamp oil, or candles
    where children can reach them.

5
Be Alert
  • Recommended Tips
  • Always leave light on when giving or taking
    medicine.
  • Avoid taking medicine in front of children
  • Never refer to medicine as candy
  • Clean out medicine cabinet periodically.
  • Keep Poison Control Center handy.

6
Most Common Exposures Among Children
  • Cosmetics and personal care products
  • Foreign bodies
  • Cleaning Substances
  • Diaper care, acne preparations, antiseptics
  • Pain medicines and fever reducers
  • Cough and cold preparations
  • Vitamins
  • Plants
  • Art, Craft, and Office Supplies
  • Pesticides

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Most common exposures Among Adults
  • Pain Medicine
  • Sedatives
  • Cleaning Substances
  • Antidepressants
  • Cosmetics and personal care products
  • Cardiovascular Drugs
  • Alcohols
  • Food products
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Pesticides

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Other Tips
  • Keep appliances, furnaces, and wood-burning
    stoves in good repair.
  • Install a Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Take a few moments to check and make sure that
    your office and home are as safe as possible from
    poisons.

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1-800-222-1222The Poison Control nationwide
number is
  • REMEMBER
  • U. S. Poison Control Centers handle an average of
    one poisoning exposure every 15 seconds.
  • Dont let your Patients or Family
  • Be part of this statistic

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  • THE END
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