Calls to poison control centers among young children exposure to e-cigarettes have skyrocketed in recent years. Those who are exposed seem to suffer worse health effects than those exposed to traditional cigarettes. Parents need to secure the devices. Call Poison Control center if your child has been exposed to e-cigarettes. (1-800-222-1222)
More Children Accidentelly Poisoned by Essential Oils.
Many people believe essential oils are harmless because they are natural. Children with their thin skin and immature livers, might be more susceptible to the toxic effects than adults. Many essential oils can cause rashes if used on the skin. Many can be poisonous if absorbed through the skin or swallowed. Few essential oils have been tested. Essential oils are not regulated, so it is hard to know exactly what is in the bottle. For instance, what species of plant, what the concentration of the active ingredient and whether there are any contaminants. If someone swallows an essential oil or product containing essential oils call poison control. (1-800-222-1222)