Guard Against Poisons
Many home products can be poisonous. Here are a few:
- kitchen cleaners such as oven cleaner and dishwasher detergent
- general cleaners such as ammonia, furniture polish and bleach
- toilet bowl cleaner, drain cleaner and other bathroom products
- laundry products such as bleach, spot remover and fabric softener
- turpentine, kerosene, lighter fluid and charcoal lighter
- paint remover, paint thinner, paint and varnish
- products such as gasoline and antifreeze
- bath and beauty products such as makeup, nail polish remover and perfume
- bug spray, roach trays, rat poison and ant poison
- prescription and over the counter medicines such as aspirin, sleeping pills, laxatives and cough syrup
- vitamins, iron pills and other food supplements
If your child swallows any home product, get help right away. If your child is not breathing, phone 9-1-1. Otherwise, phone the Poison Control Center. The number is 1-800-222-1222.
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