Poison Prevention

Tips To Prevent Poisoning

Know what household products are poisonous and explain to your children that they are poisonous

Keep poisonous products out of reach from children and use locks on cabinets, closets, and drawers

Keep products in their original container. If transporting a liquid to a new container, ALWAYS mark the new container with the proper name of the chemical being stored.

Never refer to medicines or products as candy.

Use medicines and products that have child resistant caps

Tips To Prevent Poisoning

Know what household products are poisonous and explain to your children that they are poisonous

Keep poisonous products out of reach from children and use locks on cabinets, closets, and drawers

Keep products in their original container. If transporting a liquid to a new container, ALWAYS mark the new container with the proper name of the chemical being stored.

Never refer to medicines or products as candy.

Use medicines and products that have child resistant caps

Beware of make-up, hair spry, cologne, mace, nail polish remover, and other personal products that may be on counters or inside your purse

Never carry an entire bottle of medicine with you, only take with you the dose you will need for the day

Throw away old medicines and cleaning products properly

Install carbon monoxide detectors in the home

Get your children in the habit of asking for your permission before they eat

 

Additional Information

Please contact the American Association of Poison Control Centers for up to date information

http://www.aapcc.org/

Poison Control Center Hotline

1-800-222-1222