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Introducing The ‘My Child Ate’ Web Resource Library

Posted: November 6th, 2012 | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

In 2011, 49% of calls to the IPC involved kids age 5 and under.  While that is a big chunk of our calls, that percentage has actually decreased over the past few years.  Lots of poisoning exposures DO involve kids:  children learn about their environment by picking things up and putting them in their mouth.  They imitate adults, and of course they can’t read labels or fully understand the cause and effect of eating something potentially harmful.  So why have poisoning exposures in this age group reported to the IPC drop dropped by 5-7% per year?  Read more »