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What should I do if my child ate the tip of a highlighter?

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what should I do if my child ate the tip of a highlighter?
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Expert:  Dr. Mark replied 9 years ago.
Does the marker have something on it called "ACMI certified", or does the marker itself say it has "Non-toxic ink"?

ACMI certifies ink to be safe, and non-toxic, and many highlighters are made with the non-toxic ink.

Should this be the case, then your child should be OK. If you can't tell for sure, I would advise a call to the poison hotline, since they have a database of nearly everything that can be ingested, and can help you further:

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