The Palmetto Poison Center has information on how to keep your children safe this Halloween.
Halloween can be frightening in more ways than one if safety tips are not followed. Here are a few tips the Palmetto Poison Center recommends to keep your little ones safe:
"We see an increase in glow stick ingestions this time of year", states Dr. Jill Michels, a Clinical Pharmacist and Director of the Palmetto Poison Center at USC's South Carolina College of Pharmacy. "Parents need to remember when glow sticks are being used by small children they need to be supervised at all times."
Glow sticks may occasionally break. Here are some important things to remember about glowsticks:
The Palmetto Poison Center is staffed by trained nurses and pharmacists who can provide treatment information when a parent needs information about Halloween safety. Additionally, the Palmetto Poison Center provides poison prevention education around the state to inform parents and youngsters not only about the dangers of household poisonings, but also outdoor exposure to poisonous agents. From medication errors to insect bites, poisonous plants, pesticides and other household chemicals, the Palmetto Poison Center can provide expert advice. The Center provides services to over 4 million residents in all 46 counties of South Carolina. Services are free, confidential and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. To contact the Palmetto Poison Center, call 1-800-222-1222. You can also visit their website, or join their page on Facebook.
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