The most common ingestions are usually not lethal. They include cleaning solutions, polishing agents, plants, pesticides, and fertilizer. The most common lethal ingestions in kids are medications, such as antidepressants, anticonvulsants, and cardiovascular drugs.
When a child swallows a potentially dangerous substance, you need accurate specific information right away. In 2002 a new, national toll-free poison control hotline was established – (800) 222-1222. It’s available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Teach the number to your kids, your parents, and your babysitters. That’s (800) 222-1222. I’m deeply grateful for this valuable service.