Poison & Prevention Information
By Age : Adults
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. Keep appliances, furnaces, fireplaces and wood-burning stoves in good repair.
- Store medicines and products in their original containers.
- If children live in or visit your home, use child-resistant packaging. Replace caps securely.
- Store household products in a different place from food and medicine.
- Use medicines safely.
- Turn on the lights and read the label before taking or giving medicine. Follow directions exactly.
- Don't take someone else's medicine.
- If a medicine doesn't work, don't take extra doses. Contact your health care provider.
- Use household products as directed on the label. Mixing products can release dangerous gases.
- Have children? Check out the poison prevention tips for the ages of your children.
- Follow guidelines for personal protective equipment and ventilation at work.
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