Protect children from getting into your medicines

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Every 10 minutes, a child in the United States is rushed to an emergency room after getting their hands on medication.

Often kids get into dangerous medicines left inside purses, or on bedside tables. It's a common occurrence that can be deadly.

While pill organizers can be convenient for adults, they're generally easy for little fingers to pry open.

Dr. Sadiqa Kendi, Safe Kids Worldwide, said "Even medications that are over the counter, which many people carry in their purses or in their wallets or leave on a counter can be very dangerous for children."

Experts recommend keeping purses, tote bags, pill boxes or anything with any kind of medication up high. It's also important to keep the poison control number on speed dial. It is 1-800-222-1222.