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296 Calls Made To Posions Centre Over Children Eating Hand Sanitiser.

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While 10 children admitted to one hospital this year after eating cannabis products

The National Poisons Information Centre got 296 calls about children consuming hand-sanitiser last year.

The product has become an essential item during the pandemic.

The centre also got 118 calls about kids consuming bleach, and 125 relating to washing-up liquid.

Dr Paddy Fitzpatrick, a consultant in paediatric emergency medicine, says cleaning agents can cause serious damage to children.

Ten children have been admitted to one hospital this year after eating cannabis products and getting poisoned.

Children's Health Ireland, which runs four Dublin hospitals, says it's a 'worrying trend'.

Edible cannabis jellies are becoming more widely available here - although they're illegal.

Dr Paddy Fitzpatrick, a consultant in paediatric emergency medicine with CHI, says they can have devastating consequences.

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