Every day, over 300 children in the United States ages 0 to 19 are treated in an emergency department, and two children die, as a result of being poisoned.1 Poisoning in children is one of the leading cause of unintentional deaths among children ages 1 to 19 years. It is important to remember that although some products may be beneficial for your home, it can be harmful to your children. Remember to store all household products out of your child’s sight and reach. Often active babies and toddlers can get into places without your knowing. Always use child safety locks on cabinets and drawers where common household products are stored.
Follow these Poison Prevention tips to help keep your kids safe:
Storing Household Products Safely:
Checking Your Home for Potential Poisons:
What to do in a Poison Emergency:
It is also important to know not to leave your vehicle running inside of the garage even if the garage door is open. This can very harmful to both children and adults.