Health expert warns of dangers ahead of National Poison Prevention Week

Experts warn you to talk to your kids about products that may look like candy. (KHGI)

In 2015, America’s 55 poison centers received over 2.8 million calls, according to the American Association of Poison Control Centers.

Tracy Dethlefs, with CHI Health, said it's important to keep cleaners or other poisonous materials locked away or out of reach of children.

She said many cleaners, medication and poisons can be confused for food by kids. To see some examples, click on the video above.

If you or your child has consumed something poisonous, Dethlefs said you should call the poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222.

The American Association of Poison Control Centers is also online at www.PoisonHelp.org.

March 18-24 is National Poison Prevention Week.


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