Poison Proofing Your Home Topic Guide
Poison Proofing Your Home: Poison proofing your home is one of the most important ways to protect your family and pets from an accidental poisoning from solids (pills, plants, fertilizers), liquids (medicine, soap, household cleaners), insecticide sprays and paints, and odors such as carbon monoxide and paint stripper. Have the poison control center phone numbers and information readily available in case of an accidental poisoning. Information about when to seek medical care is also included in the information.
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