Poison center offers holiday safety tips

With Christmas quickly approaching, the Washington Poison Center is warning parents about safety hazards their children may encounter during the holiday festivities.

Here are some potential hazards parents should be aware of, courtesy of the poison center:

Washington Poison Center operates a 24-hour confidential hotline: 800-222-1222.

Marissa Harshman

I'm the health reporter for The Columbian newspaper in Vancouver, Wash. I started at The Columbian -- my hometown newspaper -- in September 2009. Reach me at or 360-735-4546.