Top 10 Things That Poison Kids -- You Use Them Every Day (PHOTOS)

Kids get into stuff. That's what they're famous for, right? And as much as we'd like to believe the cartoons, most of the poisons they're going to stumble across in their adventures won't be labeled with a forbidding skull and cross bones.


In reality, the stuff most likely to poison your kids are the things you left on your dresser that the cat knocked onto the ground, or the things that look an awful lot like apple juice to an unsuspecting 2-year-old. In fact, the American Association of Poison Control Centers' 2013 National Poison Data System (NPDS) report, which tallied the number of exposures to poison reported to the group, shows a total of 1,093,578 poisoning reports for kids under 5 in just that one year.

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That's both staggering and scary. 

To help keep your kids safe, we collated a list of all the stuff around your house that's most likely to represent a poisoning hazard to little kids (those 5 years old or younger). 

Before you run out to buy more cabinet locks, write down the American Association of Poison Control Centers hotline (1 (800) 222-1222) and put it onto the fridge next to the rest of your important numbers. Then go get the cabinet locks ... because you're going to need them.

Is there anything on this list that surprised you?


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