Poison & Prevention Information By Age : Elementary

Poison Prevention Tips

  • Be prepared.
    • Put the poison control number (1-800-222-1222, U.S. only) in, on or near your phone.
    • Save webPOISONCONTROL® as a browser favorite (webPOISONCONTROL.org).
  • Install a carbon monoxide alarm in every sleeping area of your home.
  • Store medicines and products in their original containers.
  • Use child-resistant packaging. Replace caps securely.
  • Store household products in a different place from food and medicine.
  • Use medicines safely. 
    • Read the label before taking or giving medicine – every time.
    • Follow label instructions exactly.
    • Use the correct dosing syringe or cup, NOT a household spoon.
    • Ask your child’s pediatrician before giving any herbal medicine or supplement.

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