Keep anything that could potentially be a poisonous household product and also any medications locked out of your children's sight and reach. Here are some safety tips on keeping your family safe from poisoning....
- Read the labels on any products to find out what is poisonous. Some unsafe household products can include things like toilet cleaners, bleach, oven cleaners and any dishwasher products. Potential hazards to be aware of can include medicines, makeup, plants, toys, pesticides, art supplies and alcohol
- Never leave any poisonous product by itself when you're using it. Countless accidents happen when adults are distracted for just a moment
- Be aware of poisons that can also be in your purse. Keep your purse out of the reach of young children
- Do not mix any cleaning products together
- Buy child-resistant packaged products when you can
- Keep all products in their original packaging to avoid any confusion
- In cabinets where you have any poisonous items you should use child safety locks
If you believe your child has been poisoned, take the product to the phone and immediately call the toll free nationwide poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. If your child has collapsed or is not breathing immediately call 911. Poison control centers offer fast, free, and confidential help in English and Spanish. Most poisonings can be resolved over the phone. The toll free number works anywhere in the United States and is open round the clock, 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. Follow the operator's instructions and don't force the child throw up or give them anything unless you're told to do so.
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