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    neergl66 posted:
    Hello,
    My son came home from school today with green marker all over his shirt. He told me that he had been sucking on the marker in class. How a teacher can allow a 6 year old to sit in class and suck on a marker right in front of her is beyond me. In any event, I'm a little concerned. I'm not sure if I should take him to the ER as a precaution or not. He hasn't complained of any stomach pain, or anything to that nature at all. Is taking him to the ER a bit extreme at this point?

    Thank you
     
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    Roy Benaroch, MD responded:
    Those school markers are usually non-toxic and harmless.

    If you ever have concern about a toxic exposure, poisoning, or accidental ingestion of any kind, call the national poison control center immediately for advice: 1-800-222-1222.

    I don't think posting on a board like this while deciding whether to take your child to an emergency room is the best way to help make a decision. Call your doctor, or call poison control-- don't wait to see if anyone answers a bulletin board post.


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