- Tips to prevent poisoning at home
- Store pesticides and other household chemical products in a locked cabinet or garden shed.
- Read the product label first and follow the directions to the letter.
- Use the safest possible cleaning products.
- Never leave pesticides and other household chemical products unattended. Re-close pesticides and other household chemical products.
- Properly use child-resistant packaging by tightly closing the container after use.
- Never transfer pesticides and other household chemical products to containers that may be mistaken for food or drink.
- Remove children, pets, toys, bottles and pacifiers before applying. Follow label directions to determine when children and pets can return to the area that was treated.
- Use products with a tamper-resistant bait station.
- Never use illegal pesticides that have not been reviewed by the EPA.
- Get your home and child tested for lead.
- Have a working carbon monoxide detector in your home.
- Program the Poison Help number, (800) 222-1222, in your phone.
Posted: Thursday, March 21, 2013 4:30 am
A South Padre Island spring break incident involving water bottles tainted with drugs couldn’t have come at a better time to illustrate National Poison Prevention Week.
Dr. David Baker, Scott & White’s Central Texas Poison Center managing director, and his staff of “poison experts” worked with Valley Regional Medical Center in Brownsville to treat the 100 spring break revelers poisoned by the drugged water.
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