Poison Prevention

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Poisons can hurt you - or even kill you - if you eat, drink, breathe, or get them in your eyes or on your skin. Thousands of children in Texas are accidentally poisoned each year.  Many swallow medicines, polishes, drain cleaners, insecticides, antifreeze, and other household and garage products.  Any non-food item is a potential poison.  Poisonings may occur when there is illness in the family, when you are cooking a meal, when your family is moving, when there is family tension, when there is a guest in your home, when children are hungry or tired, when you are on a trip or school vacation, or anytime.  Making sure children are not exposed to potentially toxic substances is the best way to prevent accidental poisonings.

Follow these checklist rules so that you can do your part in preventing accidental poisonings in your home.

HOME SAFETY

General Storage

KITCHENkitchen cleaners under the sink

BATHROOM BEDROOM LAUNDRY AREA chemicals in the garageGARAGE/SHED/BARN GENERAL HOUSHOLD PESTICIDE SAFETY TIPS

PLANT SAFETY

CARBON MONOXIDE SAFETY

BIOLOGICAL OR CHEMICAL POISONINGS

Substances Most Frequently Involved In Human Exposures

Although Carbon Monoxide is not one of the substances most frequently involved in human exposures, it does KILL more people than any other poison
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