Mississippi Poison Control Center


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  • Check Your Home for Poisons

    Don't assume that your home is safe. Here are just a few poisons to look for:

    Throughout your home

    • Alcohol, tobacco
    • Mothballs
    • Plants
    • Sources of lead (paint chips, toys, some plastic mini-blinds, etc.)

    Laundry area

    • Detergents, soaps
    • Dyes
    • Bleach, bluing agents
    • Fabric care products
    • Stain or spot removers

    Kitchen

    • Detergents, dishwasher products
    • Drain cleaner, oven cleaner
    • Polish (furniture, floor, silver)
    • Window and counter cleaners, ammonia

    Bathroom

    • Medicines (prescription and over-the-counter)
    • Iron supplements, multivitamins containing iron
    • Cosmetics, hair care products
    • Mouthwash, fluoride mouth rinse
    • Rubbing alcohol
    • Disinfectants, toilet bowl cleansers, etc.

    Bedroom

    • Medicines
    • Perfume, cologne, aftershave
    • Cosmetics
    • Sprays (hair, deodorant, etc.)

    Garage/outside storage

    • Car products (motor oil, antifreeze, etc.)
    • Garden products (herbicides, pesticides, etc.)
    • Gasoline, kerosene
    • Paints, thinners, solvents
    • Pool supplies (chlorine)

    Basement/attic

    • Hobby and craft supplies
    • Ink, glue, other adhesives
    • Insect traps, rat poison, etc.

    Now, ask yourself ...

    • Do I use these products safely?
    • Do I store them safely?
    • Do I dispose of them safely?