The Poison Control Center

Home Safety Checklist

Print this out to make it easier to use. Don't forget to post the Poison Control Center (1-800-222-1222) and emergency numbers by every phone in the house.

Kitchen

Household cleaning products are involved in 10 percent of poisonings in children under 6. Keep these items out of children's reach:

Bathroom

Medicines are involved in more than 40 percent of poisonings among children and adults. Keep these items out of children's reach:

Bedroom

Cosmetics and personal care products are involved in more than 12 percent of poisonings in children 6 and under. Keep these items ouf of children's reach:

Laundry room

Bleaches are the most common household cleaning product ingested by small children. Keep these items out of children's reach:

Garage, basement and storage areas

Household chemicals and insecticides are among the most common products that poison adults. Make sure these items are stored safely:

Living room

Plants are involved in more than 8 percent of poisonings in children under 6. Keep these items out of children's reach: 

Outdoor plants

 

Reviewed by: Poison Control Center
Date: October 2013

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