Every year, America’s 55 poison centers receive millions calls, the majority of which are about people coming into contact with dangerous or potentially dangerous substances. The rest were calls for information. These prevention tips can help you or your loved ones avoid poisonings. For more tips and information, call your local poison center at 1-800-222-1222.
Home Safety Tips
Keep cleaning products,and cosmetics up & away
Read product labels before each use
Supervise young children when using hand sanitizer
Don't mix cleaning products together
First Aid Tips
For any exposure, call Poison Help at 1-800-222-1222
Skin contact: Wash area thoroughly with soap and water
Eye exposure: Thoroughly rinse for 20 minutes
Ingestion or swallowed: Call Poison Help at 1-800-222-1222
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OVER-THE-COUNTER MEDICINE SAFETY
OTC Medicine Safety is a 100% free, evidence-based set of resources designed to empower adults to facilitate critical medicine safety discussions with pre-adolescents and adolescents.