Top Five Substances Kids Ingest — Guest Blog Post

Published on in CHOP News

Children less than 6 years of age account for 60 percent of exposure-related calls received by the Poison Control Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

Jamie Lovell, MD, a Certified Poison Information Specialist in the Poison Control Center at CHOP, authored a guest blog post for the Healthy Kids blog about the top five substances kids ingested in 2014.

Topping the list are cosmetic and personal care products, such as makeup, toothpastes, shampoos, conditioners, mouthwashes, nail products, among others. These items are commonly left on dressers, countertops and drawers because many parents don’t consider them harmful. Exposure to these substances can cause irritation, vomiting and diarrhea.

Read the post on to find a list of other products that made it into the top five.