Metro ServiceFrom crawling infants to young children, many common household items can be accessible and potentially harmful. ■ Metro Service Poisonous substances can be deadly and many substances found in a typical home can be characterized as poisonous. While adults may know to avoid ingesting potentially toxic substances, curious youngsters rarely do, making household poisons an especially significant threat to young children. The American Academy of Pediatrics notes that roughly three million people swallow or have contact with a poisonous substance every year. Many of those people are under the age of five. Curiosity in youngsters is a good thing, indicating that they are interested in their surroundings and looking to
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