Navigation Links
Danger at Home Lurks in Pills, Plants, Chemicals and More
Date:6/8/2012

By Serena Gordon
HealthDay Reporter

FRIDAY, June 8 (HealthDay News) -- If you have children or pets, you've probably looked around your house to see what potential hazards you need to lock up or move, like the cleaning products under the sink. But it's easy to overlook something a child might find appealing.

That windshield washer fluid in the garage might look like a big jug of blue fruit drink to a child. Medication that's red and round can look a lot like a candy to a youngster.

No home can be 100 percent safe, but you can take steps to protect your family from the most serious threats in your home.

"You have to anticipate what kids might do," said Rose Ann Soloway, a clinical toxicologist with the National Capital Poison Center in Washington, D.C. "They're smart and fast, and they like to imitate us."

"I compare children getting into medicines and poisons to a young child rolling over for the first time and falling off a bed or couch," Soloway said. "How often do you hear parents say, 'I didn't know he could do that' when a child rolls over for the first time? While it's not possible to be with a child 24 hours a day, it's important that the things that can really hurt them have as many barriers as possible. Keep anything dangerous locked up and out of reach. Children rely on us to provide a safe environment."

So what are the biggest problems that could be lurking in your home?

"The most dangerous are probably medications," said Dr. Jennifer Lowry, a medical toxicologist at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics in Kansas City. "Parents don't always put them away. Grandparents don't always remember that they could be an issue. Their medications may be in pill boxes that are easy to open. And, older adults are on more medications that can be toxic to children."

Soloway said that the medications of greatest concern when taken by those who don't need them are blood pressure and hear
'/>"/>

Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Many Still Tanning, Despite Dangers, Survey Finds
2. Mayo Clinic: Standard heart disease risk tools underrate danger in rheumatoid arthritis
3. First, do no harm: Study finds danger in standard treatment for a serious lung disease
4. Prenatal exposure to pollution especially dangerous for children with asthma
5. Young Risk-Takers Drawn to Dangerous Choking Game
6. Codeine After Surgery Could Endanger Certain Kids: Study
7. BBQ Danger: Wires From Grill Cleaners Swallowed in Food
8. Birth Control Pills, HRT Tied to Digestive Ills
9. The Science of Tasty Tomatoes Lies in the Chemicals
10. Chemicals in PVC Flooring Can Be Absorbed Into Childrens Bodies: Study
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Danger at Home Lurks in Pills, Plants, Chemicals and More
(Date:1/22/2015)... January 22, 2015 The City of West Hollywood ... a.m., to commemorate the 42nd anniversary of the Supreme Court decision ... “It’s been 42 years since the Roe vs. Wade decision and ... as present as ever,” said City of West Hollywood Councilmember Abbe ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Houston, TX (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 The ... Pro Bodybuilder Ben Pakulski to increase lean muscle by up ... This has caught the attention of HealthyandFitZone.com’s Stan Stevenson, prompting ... shows that it is a step-by-step, scientific diet formula that ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 22, 2015 Juvent Sports ( http://www.juventsports.com ... 2015 PGA Merchandise Show to bestow a Juvent Sports ... amateur golfer, Arlene McKitrick. The award commemorated and congratulated ... tournament win. She won her first amateur tournament in ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Carinsurancesavings.biz has released a new blog post presenting ... . , Purchasing an accidental death and dismemberment rider ... type of rider provides benefits if the insured dies in ... lesser form of life insurance. , AD&D is not ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 2015 IsoComforter, Inc. has introduced the most ... IsoTube design to treat specific body parts and muscle groups. ... and easy to use patented cold therapy machine with the ... orthopedic and muscle injuries. IsoComforter has become the industry ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:The Incredible Bulk: Review Examining Ben Pakulski’s Brand New Bulking Muscle Building Diet Program Released 2Health News:All-Time Leading Female Amateur Golfer Arlene McKitrick Receives Juvent Sports Achievement Award at 2015 PGA Show 2Health News:All-Time Leading Female Amateur Golfer Arlene McKitrick Receives Juvent Sports Achievement Award at 2015 PGA Show 3Health News:Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance Can Be Purchased at Low Prices Online 2Health News:IsoComforter Introduces Best of Class Cold Therapy Product to the Worldwide Market 2
... BRENTWOOD, Tenn., March 27 Pet DRx Corporation (Nasdaq: ... specialized services to companion animals, today announced that the Company ... year ended December 31, 2008 prior to the opening of ... will host an investment community conference call on Thursday, April ...
... University of Delaware Study on Economic Impact of ... Wilmington and Dover ... Del., March 27 The following is being released by We ... Health - Delaware is launching a unique new statewide ...
... The Health Coalition on Liability and Access released ... reform on the state and federal level. The report ... have passed laws limiting non-economic damages, while also acknowledging ... yet to be enacted and is unlikely in the ...
... Dog Park on April 1 ST. JOSEPH, Mo., March 27 ... find that getting their pets, hearts checked is a walk ... Heart Health Tour will make its first stop on ... Basin Dog Park to perform free heart examinations of area ...
... Two researchers from NYU School of Medicine have been ... Institute (HHMI). The honorees, Iannis Aifantis, Ph.D. associate professor ... at the NYU Cancer Institute and Jeremy S. Dasen ... School of Medicine are among 50 of the nation,s ...
... success of a program established in Uganda last year, ... Overseas (HVO) have again partnered to launch a new ... System, Empresa De Seguros De Salud (EsSalud). The goal ... of clinicians, laboratory technicians, technologists, and students. This training ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Pet DRx to Hold Its Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2008 Financial Results Conference Call 2Health News:Business, Labor, Academia and Bioscience Groups to Launch New Coalition to Promote Medical Innovation and Spark Economic Growth 2Health News:Business, Labor, Academia and Bioscience Groups to Launch New Coalition to Promote Medical Innovation and Spark Economic Growth 3Health News:Business, Labor, Academia and Bioscience Groups to Launch New Coalition to Promote Medical Innovation and Spark Economic Growth 4Health News:HCLA Releases Report on Status of Medical Liability Reform 2Health News:Mobile Dog Heart Health Tour Kicks off in Las Vegas to Provide Free Heart Examinations in Sound-Proof Setting 2Health News:Mobile Dog Heart Health Tour Kicks off in Las Vegas to Provide Free Heart Examinations in Sound-Proof Setting 3Health News:2 NYU scientists named Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Early Career Scientists 2Health News:2 NYU scientists named Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Early Career Scientists 3
(Date:1/23/2015)... Jan. 23, 2015  Today the U.S. Food and Drug ... the prevention of serogroup B meningococcal disease ... vaccine Trumenba®, which received FDA approval in October, represent ... disease. "I have heard over and ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... new analysis of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, ... 81 percent of seniors chose lower-cost preferred pharmacy plans ... pharmacies. The findings were released by Drug Channels ... foundation of Medicare Part D," said Pharmaceutical Care Management ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... Feffer LLP ( www.hfesq.com ) is investigating potential claims ... or the "Company") (NASDAQ: ADXS ), concerning ... shareholders. On January 21, 2015, an article ... had misrepresented the clinical data for its ADXS-HPV drug ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:The National Meningitis Association (NMA) Applauds FDA Approval of Second Vaccine To Protect Against Serogroup B Meningococcal Disease 2New Analysis: 81 Percent of Medicare Part D Seniors Choose "Preferred Pharmacy" Plans in 2015 2Harwood Feffer LLP Announces Investigation of Advaxis, Inc. 2
... a leading Clinical Research Organization, will exhibit its comprehensive ... for Medical Oncology,s 35th annual congress to be held ... from Medical Affairs, Operations and other departments will be ... successful execution of oncology and hematology trials. ...
... 8 Concentric Medical, Inc. today announced the ... utilizing Stentriever™ technology for clot retrieval in ischemic ... offering in a portfolio of products from Concentric ... acute ischemic stroke. The Trevo,s stent-like design leverages ...
Cached Medicine Technology:PRA International to Exhibit at European Oncology Congress 2Concentric Medical Announces Commercial Launch of Trevo™ in Europe 2Concentric Medical Announces Commercial Launch of Trevo™ in Europe 3
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
Medicine Products: