Parents of teens and college age young adults should be aware of a sugary high-energy alcoholic beverage called Four Loko. (more…)
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The first ever cases of lead poisonings attributed to lead dust on child safety seats have been confirmed. Investigators at the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention say the car seats themselves were not the source; the inside of the family cars were contaminated through a parent’s workspace. (more…)
The CDC just released a study confirming what many pediatricians had already know, most childhood poisonings are due to over doses or accidental ingestion of over the counter or prescription medicines found within the home.
More than 71,000 children aged 18 and younger are seen in emergency rooms for unintentional overdoses. More than 2/3 of these are due to medications found within the home, more than double the rate of childhood poisonings caused by household cleaning products, plants etc. (more…)