Mission Pediatrics – Safety Seconds – Poisoning

Have you heard about the dangers of e-cigarettes, opiates, household cleaners or detergents? Poisoning injuries can happen to anyone. However, there are a few things you can do to help keep your home safe.

  • Keep harmful products high out of reach of children.
  • Store medications in a locked cabinet.
  • Use childproof locks.
  • Read and follow labels and directions.
  • Install smoke and CO detectors in your home.

If you are worried your child may have touched tasted or eaten something harmful, poison centers offer free advice. For more information contact your local poison control center.Be aware! Remember safety only takes seconds!