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Protect Against Poisoning Hazards in Your Home

While curious young children are at greatest risk for accidental poisonings at home, poison prevention is important for the entire family.  From cosmetics and medications to cleaners and chemicals, poisons may be found in any room of the home. To poison proof your home, start by walking through every room and looking to see where you store harmful products. You’ll likely find the kitchen, bathroom, garage and laundry room contain the most potential poisons.

Once you’ve found all the poisons in your home, find a safe place where you can keep them locked away from your children. Store them on a high shelf and secure cabinets with child safety locks. Post the Poison Control Hotline – 1-800-222-1222 - next to every phone in your home, so you can quickly call for help if anyone in your family takes poison.

Follow the Home Safety Council's poisoning prevention advice to protect your entire family from poisonous and potentially deadly products.

Poison Prevention Safety Tips

Click here for a complete list of home safety tips to help you keep your family safe year round.

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