Poison Prevention Tips

poison prevention week 2016Making your home safe is critical to avoiding poisoning because more than 90 percent of poisonings occur in the home.1 Here you will find basic tips for preventing poisonings. Seasonal tips and ways to prevent poisonings among children, teens, adults, and older adults are also available on this Web site.

Never mix household or chemical products together. Doing so can create a dangerous gas.


Never share prescription medicines. If you are taking more than one drug at a time, check with your health care provider, pharmacist, or call the toll-free Poison Help line (1-800-222-1222), which connects you to your local poison center, to find out more about possible drug interactions.

Keep all chemicals, household cleaners, medicines, and potentially poisonous substances in locked cabinets or out of the reach of children.