Home Safety: Poison Awareness Month 2012

Did you know that a majority of poisonings in children happen in the home? Our team at Evans, Ewan & Brady Insurance Agency wants you to know that March 18 – 24 is the 50th anniversary of Poison Awareness Month. Parents, grandparents and caregivers can take easy precautions to prevent children’s exposure to household poisons. Whether you’re living in Sun City Georgetown and expecting grandchildren to visit this summer or maybe you are managing a busy household of young children in Austin or Round Rock, here is some information that can help make your home a bit safer for children of all ages.

  • Keep all household cleaners and chemicals in their original containers. Putting a clear or pretty green fluid in a plain bottle may entice a small child.
  • Install child safety locks on cabinets and doors where cleaning products are stored.
  • Never give a child medicine in the dark – and that’s good advice for adults, too. Identify and measure medications in a well-lit area.

To keep your home safe and prevent injury to your children, grandchildren or visitors, download this Home Safe Home worksheet. It includes places to write down all of your emergency numbers including Poison Control: 1-800-222-1222. Visit this website to learn more about common home poisons — plants, chemicals, medicines and more.

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