COLUMBIA, S.C. - Officials in South Carolina blame popular essential oils for an increase in poisoning calls.
The state's Poison Control Center has already received 54 calls about the oils this year. Last year it received 182.
Doctors said the increase could be the oil's growing popularity.
They also said children are at increased risk because the oils are so concentrated.
Experts said it is best to dilute the oils and keep them out of the reach of children.
They also recommend not giving any type of essential oils to children to ingest.
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