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More Americans are taking prescription medications than ever before.
And that scenes.
Has contributed to an increase of unintentional.
Poisoning of children at home to medications are more available to children meaning we're not putting them away the way -- used to.
While there are child -- lives it's easier for ten minutes.
Data from the American association of poison controls.
That ER visits for pediatric pharmaceutical exposures.
Rose 30% between 2001.
Medications that are commonly suggests that our.
All -- painkillers.
Sleeping aids cardiovascular medications.
Diabetic drugs -- medicines.
Aspirin and acetaminophen.
And this side effects from these drugs can be toxic.
OK it's -- -- are very strong sedatives and if taken in large amounts can induce sleep and in a -- cardiovascular drugs and drug.
Cost drops of blood pressure and heart rate aspirin is a notorious bad overdose the results and shut down -- Not a lot of -- says something needs to be done it's such a problem that twelve year old Casey Gilman.
Made a good topic over seventh grade science project.
Well look I can't sack yet positions I hear a lot of stories about these sets of problems.
I thought I'd be interesting to do a study about it.
Along with a friend Casey conducted a study candy or medicine ten children tell the difference.
At an elementary school near Cincinnati.
The girls used to medicine cabinet from the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center that contain a mixture of twenty candies and medicine.
Thirty teachers and thirty kindergartners were selected and that asked to determine which items were candy and which we're medicine.
I wasn't -- to -- that a lot of it can act and tell the difference.
-- I was surprised because.
I'm not a lot of the teachers could -- very well on the test.
I thought Adolf -- now how to tell the difference because they have more experience -- Madison.
One in four students and one in five teachers had difficulty telling the difference between medicine and candy.
The study also found pills that were circular shiny similar in color and had no markings on them where most often mistaken for candy.
I think it manufactures.
They could make on the medicines look less like candy because we believe Ellison isn't doesn't -- Americans.
And doctors agree toxic medications but surprisingly packaged as benignly -- it's less colorful it's possible that -- -- reminds parents to store medications in a secure location.
What children can not get -- and get rid of any old or unused prescriptions.
If you suspect that your child has suggested any drugs prescribed or over the counter call your local poison control center immediately.
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