If you are using a product and need to answer the telephone or
doorbell, take the child with you. Remember that most poisonings occur
when the product is being used.
Use extra caution during mealtimes or when the family routine is
disrupted. Many poisonings take place at this time.
Store all products in their original containers. DO NOT use food
containers such as milk jugs or soda bottles to store household and
Store all poisonous household and chemical products out of sight of
Store food and household and chemical products in separate areas.
Mistaken identity could cause a serious poisoning. Many poisonous
products look-a-like and come in containers very similar to drinks or
food. An example of this is apple juice and pine cleaner.
Use safety locks on all cabinets. Store potential poisons out of
reach of small children
Return household and chemical products to safe storage immediately
Pesticides can be absorbed through the skin and can be extremely
toxic. Keep children away from areas that have recently been sprayed.
Store these products in a safe place where children cannot reach them.
Discard old or outdated household and chemical products.
Take time to teach children about poisonous substances