Poison Prevention 2

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Poisons can be found throughout the home, from cleaning products to prescription medications. There are steps you need to take to keep these substances out of the reach of children. Dr. Edward Hill discusses these in todays Sixty Second Housecall.

Dr. Hill:

From household cleaning products to medications, poisons can be found throughout your home. If not stored properly, young children are at risk of coming across these potentially deadly substances. These steps should be followed to prevent poisoning:

Keep household chemical products and medicines locked up when not in use.

Store medicines separately from household products.

Store household cleaning products away from food products.

Keep items in their original containers.

Leave the original labels on all products, and read the label before using.

Keep products like insecticides and drain cleaners in a locked cabinet.

Remove cosmetics, medication and other such items from bedside tables and low drawers.

When discarding household products, rinse out the container and dispose of it in a covered trash can.

Always store medicines in their original containers, and discard medicines that are no longer used, and

Be sure a teenage baby sitter has an adult to contact for help.

For North Mississippi Medical Center, Im Dr. Edward Hill.