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Important tips for to keep kids safe from poisons during Poison Prevention Week

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Posted at 11:39 AM, Mar 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-21 14:26:32-04

(WXYZ) — It's National Poison Prevention Week and experts are sharing important information for parents to help keep kids safe.

The Michigan Regional Poison Control Center is at Children's Hospital of Michigan in Detroit. Doctors there say the important thing or parents to keep in mind is that kids can get their hands on any toxic substance you tried to hide.

Cynthia Aaron says the biggest mistake parents make is putting toxic substances up high thinking kids can't reach them. The best thing she says a parent can do is to put medications, pills, and other dangerous substances in a lock box.

If you have any questions about poisonous substances or medication overdoses, you can content the Michigan Regional Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222 or visit their website here.