Identify Poison Danger Areas
Poisons can be found in everyday items located in all areas of your home – kitchen, closets, bathrooms, attic, garage, dining room, laundry room, storage areas and basements. To help prevent accidental poisoning, follow these poison prevention tips.
Poison Prevention Tips
- Use child-resistant containers (but remember: child-resistant containers are not completely childproof).
- Keep potentially poisonous products in their original containers (see below for product list).
-Place potentially poisonous products out of reach immediately after use.
- Put DANGEROUS stickers on all poisonous products in and around your home, and teach children what the stickers mean.
- Keep emergency numbers (including the Washington Poison Center) next to your phone.
Potentially Poisonous Products
- Prescription and over-the-counter medications (including aspirin/vitamins)
- Disinfectants, deodorants and air fresheners
- All kinds of sprays
- Polishes and cleansing powder
- Fertilizers and weed killers
- Insect and rodent poison; slug bait
- Paint remover and turpentine
- Soaps, detergents and shampoo
- Toilet bowl and drain cleaners
- Lye and bleach
- Kerosene and lighter fluids
- Insect repellent
- Mothballs and pesticides