Based on observation, young children can ingest a variety of agents ranging from medications to toys and common household products. This can be due to a child's explorative nature as well as poor labeling of dangerous chemicals. 2. Based on opinion, knowledge of these common ingestions is critical for frontline providers to diagnose, treat, and refer for emergent care as needed. 3. Based on opinion, various quality improvement efforts could target policies specifically around labeling of substances that look benign and similar to common nontoxic products. 4. Based on consensus, child-resistant packaging should be advocated for many more products than is currently mandated.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health