Ingestion of toxic substances by children.

  title={Ingestion of toxic substances by children.},
  author={Michael Wayne Shannon},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={342 3},
EPIDEMIOLOGY • American Association of Poison Control Centers’ database reports ∼ 1 million exposures to poisonings each year in children < 6 years of age • Substances most available to children include those items in the home, such as cosmetics, cleaning products, analgesics, plants, cough medicine, foreign bodies, topical agents, pesticides, vitamins and hydrocarbons • Increased risk of death with cocaine, anticonvulsants, antidepressants, iron supplements 

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