Beware of Poison in Your Home
Whether you realize it or not, you most likely have poisonous products in your home that can put you and your family at risk. These include medications, cosmetic items, cleaning products, detergents, pesticides, poisonous plants, and more. Different rooms contain different items, so it is important to prevent poisoning from occurring by being mindful of the hazards they pose. Learn poison prevention tips with Moore Protection.
The kitchen contains many hazardous items including all-purpose cleaners, oven cleaner, dishwashing detergents, and more. These products are obviously necessary for keeping your home clean and functioning, but keeping them stored properly while not in use is essential. When storing these cleaning products, it’s important to keep them in their original containers, out of reach of children. Keep these cleaners away from any food or beverages. Label any substances that are dangerous, so that others are aware that they are poisonous.
Bathrooms are typically known for housing medications, cosmetic items, air fresheners, toilet bowl cleaner, glass cleaner, bleach, and drain cleaner. Make sure to handle all medications with care, disposing of any old prescriptions or over-the-counter medicines. Keep them out of reach of children and ensure that the caps are child-resistant. If consumed, cosmetic items like makeup and perfume can be toxic. We recommend designating a specific cabinet for cleaning supplies that can be locked, and storing childrens’ hygiene items in a separate area.
Common laundry room items are detergents, softeners, bleach, stain removers, and other miscellaneous cleaning products. Make sure they are properly secured in a place that children and pets can’t reach. Dispose of old or empty containers, rinsing them out first.
Your bedroom can contain numerous toxic items including plants, peeling paint, cosmetics, toiletries, colognes, and perfumes. Place these in a secure location away from children and pets. Keep things in their original containers and always read labels before using a product.
Some typical items you may have stored in your garage include pesticides, lighter fluid, paint, gas, antifreeze, oil, and more. These should be kept in their original containers and in a high place. Poisonous products should be properly labeled with a sticker. When handling some of these chemicals, you should wear protective gloves and always wash your hands.
Take Precautions Against Poison With Help From Moore Protection
Our homes are filled with dangerous and poisonous products. For homes with young children that may not understand that certain products pose a danger, install child safety locks on cabinets that contain hazardous substances. Even when we do practice safety precautions, unforeseen events can occur. It is important to know the common signs of poisoning which include dizziness, drowsiness, vomiting, shallow breathing, and physical evidence of spilled contents. If this happens, it is important to call the Poison Control Center immediately. If the victim is not responding or breathing, call 911. The safety of you and your family is of the utmost importance. For more household safety tips, contact Moore Protection.