Essential Oil Pose Dangers To Children

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Essential oils have been known to help promote spiritual and emotional well-being, but they can pose potential dangers -- especially to children.

In fact, doctors said more kids are ingesting the oils, leading to an increase in calls to poison control centers across the country.

While the oils are commonly used as aromatic and homeopathic remedies, they can cause throat irritation, nausea, and vomiting if ingested.

Poisoning usually occurs in children when they try to swallow the oils.

It only takes as little as a half a teaspoon to cause pneumonia if it gets into the lungs.

Doctors said their best advice is to keep the oils locked up, out of sight and out of reach of children.

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