(3/04/13) - McLeod 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 make-up, 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 childhood injury, please call McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal at (843) 777-5021 to speak to an Injury Prevention Specialist or visit www.McLeodSafeKids.org.
McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal works to prevent accidental childhood injury, the leading cause of death in children 14 and under. McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal is a member of Safe Kids Worldwide, a global network of organizations dedicated to preventing accidental injury. McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal is funded in part by the McLeod Health Foundation.