Poison Prevention

ps_sc_poison_side.jpgSome 30 children die every year due to accidental poisonings, and approximately 1 million phone calls are placed to Poison Control Centers annually by adults seeking help when children have swallowed something harmful.




During an Emergency...

  • Dialing 911 can reach police, the fire department or ambulance.
  • Try to remain calm.
  • When the 911 operator answers, state the problem briefly and give your full name and address.
  • Do not hang up the phone until the operator says to.

 Poison Safety Checklist

Learn more about how to keep you and your family safe at home. A few simple preventive measures can protect your family from these potential tragedies. Follow this checklist to learn how to correct situations that could lead to disaster. Your goal is to answer yes to all questions.

View the Home Safety Council Poison Prevention Checklist.