- In children ages six and younger, the most common exposure is to
medicines, plants, pesticides and cleaning products.
- Child-resistant packages are not childproof. Most two-year
olds can open a child-resistant container in 4 to 5 minutes.
- Calling 1-800-222-1222
from anywhere in the United States will connect you to a local poison
- Keep all poisons locked up and out of reach of children.
- Never refer to medicine (prescription, vitamins or otherwise) as
candy as children may mistake tiny pills for yummy candy.
- Get household furnaces checked yearly and make sure working carbon
monoxide detectors are in the house and checked multiple times a year.
This is especially important for the winter months.
What to Do if a Poisoning Occurs