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FAMILY SAFESAFE Keeping your home hazard-free Poisons
Store chemicals and medicines separately, in locked cabinets. Dont rely on putting them on a high shelf (some kids are great climbers). Store food and household and chemical products in separate areas. Never leave a container of hazardous material, even for a brief time. Poisonings often occur when an adult gets interrupted while using a product and leaves it unattended while answering the phone or seeing who's at the door. For more safety resources, visit safetycenter.navy.mil Toddlers and preschoolers are the most likely to be poisoned, because they are curious, unpredictable and fearless. They imitate what they see grownups doing, which includes getting things out of cabinets and taking medicines.
Poisons For more safety resources, visit safetycenter.navy.mil Don't assume there is such a thing as a "child- proof" cap. Some are "child resistant," but none are child-proof--they just take a little longer for an inquisitive and determined child to open. Similarly, safety latches on drawers or cabinets are no substitute for careful supervision. Know what to do in case of a poisoning. If you have a poisoning emergency call 1-800-222- 1222. Don't wait to see if the child appears sick. Call poison control any time that your child eats, drinks, or touches something that can hurt them. That includes pesticides and weed killers, prescription or OTC medicines, gasoline, paint thinner, cleaning products, laundry detergents, batteries, alcohol, and some plants.
Poisons When you call poison control, have this information: Your child's age. Your child's weight. Any existing health conditions or problems that your child has. The substance involved and whether it was swallowed, inhaled, absorbed through skin contact, or splashed into the eyes. Tell them how long ago the child swallowed or inhaled the substance. Any first aid you have given. If the child has vomited. Your location, and how long it will take you to get to the hospital. For more safety resources, visit safetycenter.navy.mil
Poisons Keep potential poisons in their original containers. Leave the original labels on all products, and read the label before using. Never use food containers such as cups or bottles to store household and chemical products, even temporarily. Read and follow the directions and caution labels on household and chemical products before using them. Wear protective clothinglong-sleeve shirts, long pants, gloves, respiratorsas specified in the product instructions, particularly when spraying pesticides and other chemicals. For more safety resources, visit safetycenter.navy.mil
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