Poisoning

Children come into closer contact with their environment than adults by crawling on the floor, picking things up to touch and by tasting things. Children often explore the world around them by putting things in their mouth. Children are more sensitive than adults to harmful substances and many everyday items that are found in our homes are dangerous to children in even very small doses. Poisoning is a leading cause of hospitalization for Saskatchewan children, particularly between the ages of 1 and 4.