Potential poisons include more than just insecticides or cleaning supplies – and it’s not just small children who are at risk!
Almost anything can be poisonous if used in the wrong way, in the wrong amount, or by the wrong person. This includes arts and crafts supplies, alcoholic beverages, energy drinks and caffeine, button batteries, herbal remedies, cosmetics and plants.
Only about half of the calls to the nation’s poison centers are about children under 6 years old, which is why the National Poison Prevention Council urges everyone to follow these five poison prevention tips:
National Poison Prevention Week is March 19-25. Learn more at aapcc.org.