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A new report from Safe Kids Worldwide, Keeping Kids Safe Around Medicine: Insights and Implications, reveals updated trends on children and medicine poisoning and outlines steps parents can take to prevent incidents.
Our new infographic shares five things parents and caregivers need to know about kids and medicine.
Question 1: Why should I dispose of medicine in my home?
Answer: Disposing of medicines in your home can reduce the risk of children getting into those medicines. You can do this by disposing of medicines with a passed expiration date or with medicines you are no longer using. Regularly checking the medicines in your home and safely disposing of the ones that are no longer needed can help keep children in your home safer.
Did you know there are more than 47,000 children under age 6 seen in emergency rooms every year for medicine poisoning? That’s 5 children every hour. This National Poison Prevention Week (March 15-21), Safe Kids is providing families with tips and resources to help prevent frantic calls to the Poison Help number, frightening trips to the ER and fretful hours spent bedside.
New Research Report by Safe Kids Worldwide Reveals Surprising Ways Kids are Getting into Medicine And What Parents Can Do to Protect Them
Washington, D.C. – Every day, kids surprise their families by getting into medicine. There are more than 47,000 children under age 6 seen in emergency rooms every year for medicine poisoning - that’s 5 children every hour.
During this time when the world is working together to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, Safe Kids Worldwide is committed to the safety and well-being of our partners, network and staff, and we are taking every precaution to keep families safe.
Based on the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, employees at Safe Kids Worldwide are now telecommuting.