Poison Control Center Tips

A poison is anything that can make you sick, hurt you, or even kill you if it gets into your body through your mouth, nose, eyes, or skin.

Poisons found in and around the home include: cleaning products, laundry products, garden and lawn care products, auto fluids and cosmetics. These poisons often come in bright colors and pretty bottles.

Children may mistake poisons for something good to eat or drink. Medicines and vitamins can also be a poison. Both prescription and over-the-counter medicines can be a poison if you take too much or use them the wrong way. Plants can also be a poison. Both indoor and outdoor plants can be harmful if they are used in the wrong way. Poison Safety

Here are some safety tips to help keep your family safe from poisons. Use the Home Safety Checklist to help you store the listed poisons safely!

1. Store Poison Safely

· Store poisons in locked cabinets out of reach and sight of children and pets.

· Keep poisons stored in the bottles they came in. Make sure the bottles are clearly labeled.

· Never store poisons in drink or food bottles.

· Never store poisons in the same area where you store food items.

· Keep medicines and vitamins in bottle with child-safety caps (child resistant packaging). Make sure the lids are closed tightly at all times.



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