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Strategies For Preventing Accidental Poisoning Around The Home

January 10, 2015 Hastings and Hastings

Strategies For Preventing Accidental Poisoning Around The Home

Even when parents are home and alert, poisoning accidents have been known to happen over the years. One of the best ways to prevent the potential for poisoning related accidents around the home is to consider a few simple and straightforward strategies. From medicines to cleaning products and pesticides as well as gasoline and even lamp oil, poisoning related accidents happen each and every day across the country.

Installing Child Protection Safety Devices

One example of a way to reduce the likelihood of a poisoning related accident is to always store laundry products, cleaning products and medicine as well as pesticides and other toxic chemicals in original packaging that is locked away in a container or cabinet. These items should always be kept out of sight of children to reduce the chances of children becoming intrigued by a particular package or container. Installing child protection safety devices on all cabinets can also increase safety over the long term.

Toxic Or Poisonous Substance

Parents should also ensure that toxic or hazardous liquids, materials and products are never referred to as a type of candy or food. This is a sure way to confuse children and cause them to tamper with a toxic or poisonous substance. As an added note, all medicines and toxic chemicals should be stored in containers that are child safety. This makes it difficult for children to open a container and can save the day when children accidentally get into a cabinet that they should get into. This combined with maintaining carbon monoxide detectors and smoke detectors in good working order can keep children safe year-round.

Contact A Medical Care Provider Immediately

Finally, devices such as remote controls and other similar items that have small button-batteries should always be in a secure location and out of reach of children. Many accidents have occurred over the years as a result of children ingesting small button cell type batteries. This is a serious hazard that must be considered as a way to keep a home entirely safe for children. Anytime an accidental poisoning event happens it is essential to call 911 or contact a medical care provider immediately. Contact Hastings and Hastings, a Phoenix personal injury lawyer today if you or someone you love has been injured due to the negligence of another individual or company.