Prepare. Prevent. Protect.

Tips for Poison Proofing Your Home:

Store Household Products Safely:

  • Put household cleaning substances up and away, out of reach and sight.
  • Keep all products in their original containers.
  • When buying potentially hazardous items, look for child-resistant containers for an extra layer of protection.
  • Utilize child safety locks for cabinets, drawers, and doors to help prevent easy access of items that could be dangerous.

Check Your Purse for Potential Hazards:

  • Be aware of any medications, makeup, or nail products that may be in your handbag.
  • Store handbags out of the reach of young children.

Medication Safety:

  • Never use a household measuring device for measuring medication.
  • Use a calibrated dosage cup or an oral syringe.

What to Do in a Poison Emergency:

  • Save the Poison Help number in your phone and post it visibly at home: 1-800-222-1222.
  • The Poison Help line is not just for emergencies. Call with questions about how to take or give medicine, concerns about plants, chemicals, carbon monoxide, bites, stings and more.
  • All calls are free and expert help is available 24/7/365.