- Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Children
Carbon monoxide is a poisonous, colorless, tasteless, odorless gas. It is the most common cause of accidental poisoning-related deaths and is often called "the silent killer."
- Childproof Your Home for Poisons
Always remember that ordinary products you use each day around the home can become dangerous poisons in the hands of a child.
- Facts About Poisons
Medicines are the leading cause of poisoning in children. Poisoning by makeup and personal care products is the next most common cause.
- First Aid for Poisonings
Sometimes accidental poisonings can be treated in the home under the direction of a poison control center or your child's healthcare provider. At other times, emergency medical care is necessary.
- Lead Poisoning in Children
Lead poisoning is a totally preventable disease. Children ages 1 to 3 who live in low-income housing built before 1978 are especially at risk.
- Mushroom Poisoning in Children
Mushroom poisoning happens when a child eats a mushroom that has poisons (toxins). Here's what you need to know, from symptoms to diagnosis and treatment.
- Syrup of Ipecac
Syrup of ipecac is a substance that causes vomiting. It is no longer recommended as a first aid for poisoning because it may not be effective and can even interfere with other remedies.