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Simple mistake parents are making that is poisoning their children

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A new report shows that an alarming amount of children are going to the emergency room for medicine poisoning.

According to a report by Safe Kids Worldwide, every eight minutes a young child goes to the emergency room for medicine poisoning.

In 77 percent of those visits, the children got into medicine belonging to a parent or grandparent.

The reason why children are getting into medicine nearly 500,000 times per year is possibly due to an increasing number of children are being cared for by their grandparents, who ware more likely to have medication in their homes.

Safe Kids Worldwide has a few medicine safety tips that could help decrease the amount of children being taken to the emergency room for medicine poisoning.

One of those tips is to simply be aware of where your medicine and even vitamins are stored, such as purses, counter-tops and nightstands.

Anyone watching young children should have the Poison Control number(1-800-222-1222) stored into their phone.

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