Keeping Your Home Safe from… Poisionings
Every Poison Control Center in the country can be reached by calling the AAPCC* nationwide hotline, 1-800-222-1222. Post this number, along with your other emergency numbers, by every phone on your home. If you think someone is poisoned, call the poison center immediately. Experts will answer your call, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Medicines and Household Cleaners
Make sure all medications, caustic cleaning products (example: drain openers, toilet and oven cleaners, rust removers, etc.), automotive fluids (example: windshield washing solution and antifreeze), pesticides, fertilizer and other household chemicals are in their original containers and in a locked cabinet.
Carbon Monoxide Alarms
Carbon monoxide gas
is poisonous, but you can’t see, smell or taste it. Check all fuel-burning appliances to be sure they work properly: furnace, hot water heater, stove, oven, fireplace, wood stove, and space heater. Put a carbon monoxide alarm near where people sleep. Be sure your alarm has the Underwriters Laboratories (UL 2034) label. *American Association of Poison Control Centers.
Also visit our article about radon gas
& carbon monoxide
Courtesy of PATH