Household hazards and poisons: Purses and backpacks

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Learn about the everyday items you or your child may be carrying around in your purse or backpack that could be potentially harmful if your child consumes them.

Key points

  • Everyday items that you carry in your bag may be harmful for children if consumed.
  • Depending on the risk level and symptoms, you may need to contact your doctor or take your child to the emergency department.

Some of the everyday items you have at home or in your bag could be poisonous to you or your child. Find more information about each type of hazard, including poisoning risk, treatment at home, and when to seek medical attention, in the dropdowns below.

Last updated: February 1st 2022