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    • 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.