Protecting children from accidental poisonings

Dr. Sara Woods

Did you know that hundreds of children under the age of 20 are treated in emergency rooms in the U.S. for exposure to poisons?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, emergency departments treat 374 children every day, and two children die as a result of poisoning. And it’s not just home chemicals that are dangerous.

Dr. Sara Woods, a pediatrician with The Austin Diagnostic Clinic, appeared recently on KXAN’s morning show to talk about poison dangers. She explained how you should poison-proof your home, what to do if you suspect a child has been poisoned and what can be dangerous.

Watch her interview here: