Information courtesy of:
The Poison Center
These simple steps can help prevent poisoning:
- Read and follow label directions
before using drugs and household products.
- Keep all drugs and potentially
harmful household products out of reach of children or in a locked
- Keep all drugs and household products
in their original containers.
- Dispose of empty containers and
- Flush unused portions down the
drain, rinse containers and put them in the trash.
- Follow this safety checklist to
poison-proof your home:
- Bubble Bath
- Cleaners and deodorizers
- Drugs & medicine
- Nail products
- Shaving cream
- Rubbing alcohol
- Dishwasher detergent
- Drain cleaners
- Furniture polish
- Oven cleaner
- Plant food
- Window cleaner
- Birth control pills
- Pain killers
- Sleeping medications
- Cleaning Fluids
- Camera & watch batteries
- Poisonous plants
- 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:
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