Poison-proof your home: A guide to keeping your family safe from poisonsPPoison-proof your home: A guide to keeping your family safe from poisonsPoison-proof your home: A guide to keeping your family safe from poisonsEnglishPreventionChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANAHealthy living and preventionCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2011-03-29T04:00:00ZThe Ontario Poison Centre, The Hospital for Sick Children7.0000000000000070.00000000000001830.00000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>The information in this brochure will help you prevent poisonings from happening inside your home.</p><h2>How to keep your family safe from poisons</h2><p>Your home contains many items that can poison a child. You may not think that cleaners, medicines, plants and alcohol can be poisonous. But they can be very dangerous, even deadly, especially to children.</p><p>Poisonous products are often stored in places children can reach. Very young children are especially vulnerable to being poisoned. This is because they explore their world with their mouths. Young children do not know which items are safe to eat. It only takes a few seconds for a child to swallow a dangerous amount of poisonous product.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>Your home contains many items that can poison a child.</li> <li>Very young children are especially vulnerable to being poisoned. This is because they explore their world with their mouths.</li> <li>All medicines can be dangerous to your child if the wrong amount or type is swallowed. Before you leave your doctor’s office or pharmacy, make sure you learn how to properly give or take the medicine.</li> <li>Do not store food, medicines and cleaning products in the same place. Store them in separate areas.</li> <li>Do not pour unused paint or other chemicals down the drain. Call your local Public Works Department to find out how to dispose of unused paint.</li> </ul>
Pour une maison sans poison : un guide pour protéger votre famille des poisonsPPour une maison sans poison : un guide pour protéger votre famille des poisonsPoison-proof your home: A guide to keeping your family safe from poisonsFrenchPreventionChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANAHealthy living and preventionCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2011-03-29T04:00:00ZThe Ontario Poison Centre, The Hospital for Sick Children7.0000000000000070.00000000000001830.00000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Les renseignements contenus dans cette brochure vous aideront à éviter de vous empoisonner avec les poisons que l’on trouve chez vous.<br></p><h2>Comment protéger votre famille des poisons </h2><p>Votre domicile contient de nombreux produits qui peuvent empoisonner un enfant. Vous ne pensez peut-être pas que les produits d’entretien, les médicaments, les plantes et l’alcool peuvent être toxiques. Mais ils peuvent être très dangereux et même mortels, surtout pour les enfants!</p><p>Les produits toxiques sont souvent rangés à la portée des enfants. Le risque d’empoisonnement est particulièrement élevé pour les très jeunes enfants. C’est en effet avec la bouche qu’ils explorent leur monde. Les jeunes enfants ne savent pas ce qu’ils peuvent manger sans danger. Il ne suffit que de quelques secondes à un enfant pour avaler une dose dangereuse d’un produit toxique.</p><h2>A retenir</h2> <ul><li>Votre domicile contient de nombreux produits qui peuvent empoisonner un enfant. </li> <li>Le risque d’empoisonnement est particulièrement élevé pour les très jeunes enfants. C’est en effet avec la bouche qu’ils explorent leur monde. </li> <li>Tous les médicaments peuvent être dangereux pour un enfant s’il avale la mauvaise dose ou prend le mauvais type de médicament. Avant de partir du cabinet de votre médecin ou de la pharmacie, n’oubliez pas de demander comment prendre ou donner le médicament. </li> <li>Ne conservez pas les aliments, les médicaments et les produits d’entretien au même endroit. Rangez-les à des endroits séparés. </li> <li>Ne versez pas votre peinture non utilisée ou autres produits chimiques dans le tuyau d’évacuation. Renseignez-vous auprès de votre service des travaux publics locaux pour savoir comment vous débarrasser de la peinture non utilisée.</li></ul>
家庭防止中毒:家庭防止中毒安全指南家庭防止中毒:家庭防止中毒安全指南Poison-proof your home: A guide to keeping your family safe from poisonsChineseSimplifiedNAChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANANAAdult (19+)NA2011-03-29T04:00:00Z002097.00000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z本手册中的信息旨在帮您预防家庭中的中毒事件。

 

 

Poison-proof your home: A guide to keeping your family safe from poisons1958.00000000000Poison-proof your home: A guide to keeping your family safe from poisonsPoison-proof your home: A guide to keeping your family safe from poisonsPEnglishPreventionChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANAHealthy living and preventionCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2011-03-29T04:00:00ZThe Ontario Poison Centre, The Hospital for Sick Children7.0000000000000070.00000000000001830.00000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>The information in this brochure will help you prevent poisonings from happening inside your home.</p><h2>How to keep your family safe from poisons</h2><p>Your home contains many items that can poison a child. You may not think that cleaners, medicines, plants and alcohol can be poisonous. But they can be very dangerous, even deadly, especially to children.</p><p>Poisonous products are often stored in places children can reach. Very young children are especially vulnerable to being poisoned. This is because they explore their world with their mouths. Young children do not know which items are safe to eat. It only takes a few seconds for a child to swallow a dangerous amount of poisonous product.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>Your home contains many items that can poison a child.</li> <li>Very young children are especially vulnerable to being poisoned. This is because they explore their world with their mouths.</li> <li>All medicines can be dangerous to your child if the wrong amount or type is swallowed. Before you leave your doctor’s office or pharmacy, make sure you learn how to properly give or take the medicine.</li> <li>Do not store food, medicines and cleaning products in the same place. Store them in separate areas.</li> <li>Do not pour unused paint or other chemicals down the drain. Call your local Public Works Department to find out how to dispose of unused paint.</li> </ul><h2>What to do if someone is poisoned</h2><p>Be very careful not to taste, touch or breathe in the poison yourself. If your child is unconscious, shaking and convulsing, or having trouble breathing or swallowing, call 9-1-1 immediately.</p><h3>For swallowed poisons</h3><p>If your child is awake:</p><ul><li>give them small sips of water</li><li>call your local <a href="/Article?contentid=1121&language=English">Poison Centre</a> </li></ul><h3>For breathed in poisons</h3><p>If your child is awake:</p><ul><li>take them outside or into fresh air</li><li>call your local Poison Centre </li></ul><h3>For poisons in the eye</h3><ul><li>Rinse the eye with lukewarm water for 15 minutes</li><li>Call your local Poison Centre </li></ul><h3>For poisons on the skin</h3><ul><li>Rinse the skin with lukewarm water for 15 minutes</li><li>Take off any clothing touched by the poison</li><li>Call your local Poison Centre </li></ul><h2>The most common types of poisons in the home</h2><h3>Pain medicines</h3><p>These medicines can be liquids or pills. Example of pain medicines include:</p><ul><li> <a href="/Article?contentid=62&language=English">Acetaminophen</a>, such as Tylenol or Tempra </li><li> <a href="/Article?contentid=77&language=English">ASA (acetylsalicylic acid)</a>, such as Aspirin</li><li> <a href="/Article?contentid=153&language=English">Ibuprofen</a>, such as Advil or Motrin</li></ul><h3>Household cleaners</h3><p>These include bleach, dishwasher detergents, window cleaners and oven cleaners.</p><h3>Other prescription and non-prescription medicines</h3><p>These medicines include sleeping pills, blood pressure medicines, medicines for anxiety and depression, vitamins and allergy pills.</p><h3>Cosmetics and personal care products</h3><p>These products include lotions, perfumes, nail polish remover, toothpaste, mouthwash and deodorants.</p><h3>Plants</h3><p>Houseplants, garden plants, flowers and parts of vegetables can be poisonous. Berries can also be poisonous.</p><h3>Cough and cold medicines</h3><p>These medicines can be liquids or pills.</p><h3>Alcohol</h3><p>Alcoholic drinks, such as beer, wine and liquor, as well as rubbing alcohol, can be poisonous to your child.</p><h3>Gasoline and other car products</h3><p>These items, such as car oil, antifreeze, lock de-icer and windshield washer fluid, are often kept in the garage or basement.</p><h2>Dangerous products inside the home</h2><h3>Medicine</h3><p>All medicines can be dangerous to your child if the wrong amount or type is swallowed. This includes prescription and non-prescription medicines, herbal remedies and vitamins.</p><h3>How to take and give medicine safely</h3><p>Before you leave your doctor’s office or pharmacy, make sure you learn how to give or take the medicine. Be sure to ask the following questions:</p><ol><li>What is the right amount of medicine to be given or taken?</li><li>How many times a day should this medicine be given or taken?</li><li>When should this medicine be given or taken?</li><li>For how many days should this medicine be given or taken?</li></ol><p>Other tips on safely taking and giving medicines:</p><ul><li>Do not take your medicine in front of your children. They may try to copy you.</li><li>Do not call medicine 'candy'. Do not make a game out of giving medicine to your child.</li><li>Read the label carefully before you take medicine yourself or give medicine to your child.</li><li>Medicine should be given by the same person each time so that double dosing does not happen. Double dosing is when someone gets two doses of the same medicine.</li><li>Do not take or give medicine in the dark.</li><li>Do not give your child or yourself someone else’s medicine.</li><li>Be extra careful when your usual household routine is changed (for example during holidays, when visiting other people’s homes or when moving). During these times, it is easy for a parent to become distracted and for a child to get into a poison.</li></ul><h3>How to store medicine safely</h3><ul><li>Ask your pharmacist to put all your prescription and non-prescription medicines in containers with child resistant caps. Remember that many children can open child resistant caps.</li><li>Buy only the smallest amount of medicine that you need.</li><li>Store all medicines out of your child's reach in a locked cabinet or toolbox.</li><li>Keep track of how many pills are in a bottle. You can do this by putting a piece of masking tape on the side of the bottle. Write on the masking tape how many pills are in the bottle. Each time you take a pill from the bottle, subtract it from the total number of pills.</li><li>For medicines that need to be stored in the fridge, keep them inside a plastic container. Put this container at the back of the fridge so your child cannot easily see or reach it.</li><li>Always leave medicines in their original container.</li><li>Do not mix different medicines, vitamins or other tablets in the same container.</li><li>If you keep medicines in a purse or diaper bag, store them out of your child's reach. Remember, your child can get into a purse or diaper bag quite easily.</li><li>Lock medicines away after each use. </li></ul><h3>How to throw away medicine</h3><p>Remove the following items from your medicine cabinet:</p><ul><li>medicines that have expired, including pills, liquids or creams</li><li>medicine that is not the right colour or looks old</li><li>crumbling pills</li><li>unused portions of prescription medicines</li><li>bottles or containers that do not have a label on them</li></ul><p>Take old or leftover medicines to your pharmacist. The pharmacist will dispose of the medicines safely. Do not throw your medicines away in the garbage. Do not pour them down the sink or flush them down the toilet. </p><h2>Watch for other dangerous products in the home</h2><h3>Cleaning products</h3><ul><li>If you are using a cleaning product and are called away by the phone or doorbell, bring the cleaning product with you. Do not leave it where your child can get into it.</li><li>Do not mix cleaning products together. They can create poisonous fumes that may harm you or your child if they are breathed in.</li></ul><h3>Paint</h3><p>If you are painting or spraying chemicals such as insecticides or oven cleaners in your home, make sure you are getting enough fresh air in the room. Open your windows and doors.</p><h3>Lead</h3><p>Some older Canadian homes may have paint inside or outside the house that contains lead. Lead paint can poison your child if they swallow peeling or loose paint, or breathe in paint dust during renovations. </p> <h3>Plants</h3><ul><li>Some of your <a href="/Article?contentid=1956&language=English">house and garden plants</a> may be poisonous</li><li>Make sure you learn the names of all your plants and know which ones are poisonous</li><li>Move poisonous plants to places children cannot reach them</li><li>Keep the tag that comes with new plants to help you remember their names</li></ul><h3>Alcohol and cigarettes</h3><p>After a party, do not forget to empty all ashtrays and pour all unfinished alcoholic drinks down the drain.</p><h3>How to store dangerous products</h3><ul><li>Do not store food, medicines and cleaning products in the same place. Store them in separate areas.</li><li>Store all cleaning products out of your child's reach, or install safety latches on your cupboards</li><li>Keep all your cleaning products in the same containers they came in</li><li>Store personal care products, such as nail polish remover, mouthwash, toothpaste and lotions, in a locked cupboard</li><li>Store dangerous products, such as paint, windshield washer fluid, antifreeze and car oil, in locked cabinets. Check areas in your home, such as the garage, attic, laundry room and basement, for these products. </li></ul><h3>How to throw away paint and other chemicals</h3><p>Do not pour unused paint or other chemicals down the drain. Call your local Public Works Department to find out how to dispose of unused paint.</p><h2>Dangerous products outside of the home</h2><h3>Pesticides</h3><p>All pesticides, including insecticides, herbicides and fungicides, can be poisonous. Buy only as much as you need. Carefully follow the instructions on the label so you know how to safely use, store and dispose of the product.</p><h3>How to use pesticides safely</h3><ul><li>Make sure you wear protective clothing, such as rubber gloves, rubber boots and goggles</li><li>Do not smoke, eat or drink when using pesticides</li><li>Do not use these products near children</li><li>Do not walk on grass that has been recently sprayed with chemicals</li></ul><h3>How to store pesticides safely</h3><p>Store pesticides out of your child's reach in a locked box or cabinet.</p><h3>How to throw away pesticides </h3><ul><li>Do not reuse empty pesticide containers</li><li>Do not pour insecticides or pesticides down the drain. Do not bury them. They can be very dangerous to the environment. Call your local Public Works Department or Hazardous Waste Depot to ask how to throw away unused pesticides.</li></ul><h2>Look for these warning symbols</h2><p>These symbols or pictures are put on the labels of products that are dangerous. You will find them on the labels of many different products that you use in your home. The symbol shows a picture inside a frame. The picture tells you the type of danger.</p><p>Be sure to read the labels of all your household products. Learn what each of these symbols mean:</p><h3>Poison</h3><p>This symbol means the product could make you or your child very sick or even die if it is swallowed or licked. Some products with this symbol can cause you or your child harm if they are breathed in.</p> <figure> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/Hazard_symbol_poison_EN.jpg" alt="" /> </figure> <h3>Flammable</h3><p>This symbol means the product can catch fire easily. Keep this product away from heat, flames and sparks.</p> <figure> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/Hazard_symbol_flammable_EN.jpg" alt="" /> </figure> <h3>Corrosive</h3><p>This symbol means the product can burn skin or the eyes. If it is swallowed, it will also burn the throat and stomach.</p> <figure> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/Hazard_symbol_corrosive_EN.jpg" alt="" /> </figure> <h3>Explosive</h3><p>This symbol means the product container will explode if it is heated or punctured. If this happens, metal or plastic can fly out of the container.</p> <figure> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/Hazard_symbol_explosive_EN.jpg" alt="" /> </figure> <h3>Safe Home Checklist</h3><p>Use this guide to check your home for poisonous products. Be sure to use and store them safely.</p><h3>Kitchen</h3><ul><li>Cleaners</li><li>Vitamins</li><li>Medicines</li></ul><h3>Bathrooms</h3><ul><li>Cleaners</li><li>Cosmetics</li><li>Lotions</li><li>Vitamins</li><li>Medicines</li><li>Shampoo</li></ul><h3>Bedrooms</h3><ul><li>Cosmetics</li><li>Lotions</li><li>Perfumes</li><li>Medicines</li></ul><h3>Living areas</h3><ul><li>Plants</li><li>Alcoholic beverages</li><li>Flaking paint</li></ul><h3>Purse</h3><ul><li>Medicines</li><li>Cosmetics</li><li>Lotions</li></ul><h3>Garage</h3><ul><li>Antifreeze</li><li>Gasoline</li><li>Pesticides</li><li>Paint</li><li>Lock de-icer</li><li>Windshield washer fluid</li></ul><h3>Storage areas and closets</h3><ul><li>Other chemicals</li><li>Mothballs</li><li>Paint</li></ul><h3>Outdoors</h3><ul><li>Plants and mushrooms</li><li>Insecticides</li><li>Herbicides</li><li>Fungicides</li><li>Fertilizers</li></ul>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/poison_proof_your_home.jpgPoison-proof your home: A guide to keeping your family safe from poisons

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