-- Call 9-1-1 if someone won't wake up, is having trouble breathing or is
having seizures. If the person seems okay, but you think they may have
taken poison call 1-800-222-1222.
-- Make sure that medications, including vitamins, prescription drugs and
over-the-counter drugs, have child-resistant caps.
-- Keep each family member's medicines in a separate place, so they don't
get mixed up. Carefully measure doses and track medicine
-- Discard outdated prescriptions properly and keep them locked out of
reach of curious teenagers and young adults.
-- For homes where young children live or visit: put child safety locks on
cabinets to safely store chemicals, cleaners, medicines, cosmetics and
other toxic and/or caustic products.
-- Keep medicines and cleaning products in their original containers with
the original labels intact.
-- Read the labels of the products you use in your home. Buy products with
child safety caps. If the label has the words "Caution," "Warning,"
"Danger" or "Poison," the product can be harmful. Store these products
in a safe place using child safety locks.
Garage & Storage Areas, including Basements, Laundry Rooms and Outdoor
-- Chemicals, fuels (such as gasoline), car fluids (such as anti-freeze),
pesticides (such as bug killers), and lawn and garden products (such as
fertilizer) are poison.
-- Keep products in their original containers. Close the lid and put all
dangerous products away after using them.
-- Store dangerous products where children cannot reach them; use locks on
-- Close and put away dangerous products after using them.
-- Clean up spills as soon as they happen.
-- Never run a motor or vehicle engine inside an attached g
|SOURCE Home Safety Council|
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