These tips can help prevent your
child from being poisoned.
vitamins and supplements up
high, out of reach or in a locked
cupboard or box. Do the same
with cleaning materials and
candy or other nicknames); let
your kids know it’s not good to
give your child medicine to be
sure it’s the right medicine and
bags out of kids’ reach.
medicines away from baby’s
medicine, cleaners or any
potentially toxic substances—
including ashtrays or leftover
lawn and garden chemicals
and automotive liquids in their
original containers with their
— Judy Hamill
In an emergency
If your child swallows something harmful,
don’t wait for symptoms. Grab the
container and call the Poison & Drug
Information Service (PADIS) at
1-800-332-1414 for emergency and first
aid advice 24 hours a day. You can also
Understanding the hazards of household items
We have everything from household to garden and auto cleaners in our homes. Understanding
the labels on household items can help you prevent poisoning and injury.
Can cause a fire to burn more rapidly or cause flammable materials to ignite
Can damage or burn skin and cause eye injuries, including blindness.
Toxic and poisonous to adults and children.
Can ignite and burn when around a flame or other source of ignition.