Ingestible iron hazard

Iron medications can be deadly to a young child, according to CPSC officials. The Commission recommends that parents keep iron-containing medicine out of the reach of young children.

According to poison control center data, iron supplements are responsible for 30 percent of pediatric poisoning deaths for medications. A small number of iron pills consumed by a child can cause death.

CPSC recommends that physicians tell their patients that prenatal medicine with iron is poisonous to children.

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