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How to prevent poisonings in children, and what to do if they happen

By: Claire McCarthy, MD, Faculty Editor, Harvard Health Publishing March 17–March 23, 2019 is National Poison Prevention Week Every day in the United States, over 300 children under the age of 20 are seen in an emergency room because of poisoning, and two of them die. What is most heartbreaking is that poisonings are preventable — and quick action can save lives when they happen. Poisoning prevention …

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