Poison Proofing Tips
Here are some helpful hints to help you poison proof where you live, work, or go school.
Install safety latches on all cupboards containing harmful products.
Keep all products in thier original container.(not in pop bottles, cups etc.)
Never refer to medicine as candy.
Discard old medicines safely and responsibly. (Don't pour them down the drain or in the toilet, as they may then contaminate the water supply.)
Rinse empty containers and dispose of them properly.
Never take or give medicines in the dark.
Purchase products with child-resistant caps when possible.
Store cleaning supplies out of reach and out of sight of children.
Don't store medicines or cleaning agents near food.
Keep poison control center, physician and hospital phone numbers readily available.
syrup of ipecac on hand; call your local poison control center, physician or hospital prior to use.
When you are poison proofing your home, or taking a safety tour with young children, consider the following checklist of things to be concerned about. While this is not an exhaustive list, it's a good starting point.
It can be especially useful when talking with children to ask
them to point out poisons. Use this list to get things rolling.
dish washing detergent
liquid dish soap
windshield washer fluid
moth balls & sprays