Last week was also National Poison Prevention Week, so this week we gave you tips and info on protecting your family.
The most important thing is to keep the Poison Control Center number handy. Call 1-800-222-1222 if the poisoned person is still awake and alert. Otherwise, call 911.
Prescription drug overdose is one of the main causes of poisoning. Make sure you store them and other toxic products, like household cleaners securely and out-of-reach of children.
Always make sure you read all the labels and warnings, especially when giving medicine to kids, pregnant women, and the elderly.
If you don’t need it, make sure you dispose of old and expired drugs properly. Follow these federal guidelines.
Always keep household cleaners and products in their original containers. Never store them or beauty products in any type of food container.
Never mix household cleaners. For example, mixing bleach and ammonia makes a poison gas.
Always wear protective coverings, like gloves, long sleeves, and pants when using household cleaners and lawn chemicals.