(3/08/12) - Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal reminds families to take caution during Poison Prevention Month (March) as well as year-round. Becoming aware of potential poison hazards can help prevent future accidents.
Store potentially poisonous household products and medications locked out of children's sight and reach. Read labels to find out what is poisonous. Potential hazards include makeup, medicine, plants, cleaning products, pesticides, art supplies and alcoholic beverages.
Never leave potentially poisonous household products unattended while in use, and do not mix cleaning products.
Be aware of poisons that may be in your handbag. Store handbags out of the reach of young children.
Also, buy child-resistant packages when available, and keep products in their original packages to avoid confusion.
For more information on preventing injuries in children, visit the Safe Kids website at www.safekids.org.
Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal works to prevent unintentional childhood injury, the leading cause of death and disability to children ages 0 to 14. Its members include Florence County Sheriff's Department, City of Florence Police Department, South Carolina Highway Patrol, and the City of Florence Fire Department. Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal is a member of Safe Kids Worldwide, a global network of organizations dedicated to preventing unintentional injury. Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal was founded in 1995 and is led by McLeod Health, and funded in part by the McLeod Health Foundation.