Regardless of how it happens, it only takes a few seconds for curious children to get into medicine that could make them very sick or worse.
According to the family historian, I was not to be trusted.
At age two, I had been left alone for about a minute when I was discovered sitting in my parents' bedroom with a bottle of aspirin -- cap off, bottle upended, contents strewn about. (Clever girl!)
In 2009, poison control centers reported more than 3,551 cases of carbon monoxide exposure in children 19 and under.
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