Why should I store vitamins with iron out of the reach of children?

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Iron is one of the most toxic substances for children and represents one of the most common types of childhood poisonings. And we’re not just talking about adult iron supplements, either. Those yummy-tasting cartoon character or dinosaur-shaped vitamins with fruit candy flavors can just as easily cause iron poisoning. An overdose of iron causes abdominal cramps accompanied by stomach bleeding, followed by a quiet phase when the child seems fine. Then liver toxicity and breakdown of red bloodcells can occur. Iron poisoning can be deadly.
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