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Poisons and Safety

Check Home for Poisons

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

Throughout your home Laundry area
  • Alcohol, tobacco
  • Mothballs
  • Plants
  • Sources of lead (paint chips, toys, some plastic mini-blinds, etc.)
  • Ink, glue, other adhesives
  • Insect traps, rat poison, etc.
  • Detergents, soaps
  • Dyes
  • Bleach, bluing agents
  • Fabric care products
  • Stain or spot removers
Kitchen Bathroom
  • Detergents, dishwasher products
  • Drain cleaner, oven cleaner
  • Polish (furniture, floor, silver)
  • Window and counter cleaners, ammonia
  • 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.
BedroomGarage/basement/attic/outside storage
  • Medicines
  • Perfume, cologne, aftershave
  • Cosmetics
  • Sprays (hair, deodorant, etc.)
  • Car products (motor oil, antifreeze, etc.)
  • Garden products (herbicides, pesticides, etc.)
  • Gasoline, kerosene
  • Paints, thinners, solvents
  • Pool supplies (chlorine)
Now, ask yourself ...

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