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New Home Safety Council(R) Research Shows the Majority of Families Underestimate the Danger of Poisoning Exposure at Home
Date:3/4/2008

out poisons.

-- 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.

Bathroom

-- 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

given/received.

-- Discard outdated prescriptions properly and keep them locked out of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

Sheds

-- 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

cabinets.

-- 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
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