Rawhide Elementary

Gillette, WY

Information courtesy of:

The Poison Center

Children's Hospital

Omaha, NE

 1-800-955-9119

Poison Prevention Tips

These simple steps can help prevent poisoning:

 
Follow this safety checklist to poison-proof your home:

 Bathroom:

  • Bubble Bath
  • Cleaners and deodorizers
  • Shampoo
  • Drugs & medicine
  • Makeup
  • Nail products
  • Shaving cream
  • Rubbing alcohol

 Kitchen:

  • Antiseptics
  • Dishwasher detergent
  • Disinfectants
  • Drain cleaners
  • Furniture polish
  • Oven cleaner
  • Plant food
  • Window cleaner
 

 Bedroom:

  • Birth control pills
  • Cologne/perfume
  • Mothballs
  • Pain killers
  • Sleeping medications

 Laundry

  • Ammonia
  • Bleach
  • Cleaning Fluids
 

 Family Room:

  • Alcohol
  • Camera & watch batteries
  • Cigarettes
  • Matches
  • Poisonous plants

  Garage:

  • Antifreeze
  • Gasoline
  • Herbicides
  • Insecticides
  • Kerosene
  • Rat Poison
  • Paint & paint thinner
 
Refer to these tips for EMERGENCY ACTION:
 
Inhaled Poison: Move the person into fresh air. Avoid breathing fumes. Open doors an windows wide.
 
Poison on the Skin: Flood skin with water for 10 minutes. Wash gently with soap, water and rinse.
 
Poison in the Eye: Flood eye with lukewarm water poured from a large glass 2-3 inches from the eye. Repeat for 15 minutes. Do not force the eyelid open.
 
Swallowed Poison: Do not give anything by mouth until calling the Poison Center or your physician.
 
 
AFTER TAKING ANY EMERGENCY ACTION, CALL THE POISON CENTER:
1-800-955-9119 Toll Free

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