Poison & Prevention Information
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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 instructions exactly.
- Ask your child's pediatrician before giving any herbal medicine or supplement.
- Monitor children closely when you allow them to take their own medicines.
- Discuss inhalant abuse when you discuss drug and alcohol abuse.
- Aerosol cans, air fresheners, gasoline, glue, hairspray, nitrous oxide, paint thinners, and spray paint can kill or cause permanent damage if abused.
- Baby-sitting? Check out the poison prevention tips for the ages of the children you are watching.
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