Unintentional poisoning send more than 60,000 kids to the ER every year, so what can you do to protect your kids?
Kim Hylander with the Prince William County Department of Fire and Rescue says taking simple precautions at home can lower the number.
Always lock up prescription and non-prescription medication, in addition to dishwasher and laundry detergent packs that might look like candy. All household cleaners should be in a secure place too and they should never be mixed while cleaning or could be dangerous when inhaled. Insect sprays and suntan lotions should also be monitored over the summer.
If you ever suspect poisoning, call the National Poison Control Center 24 hour hotline. If the person is short of breath or appears to be having a seizure, call 911 immediately.