Why should I keep supplements that contain iron away from my child?

Dariush Mozaffarian, MD
Internal Medicine
A child who takes as few as five pills each containing 200 mg of iron can die from poisoning. Any supplements that contain iron -- especially chewable children's multivitamins that look like candy -- should be stored well away from children.

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