Some of the most common household products can be very hazardous. These include: cleaning substances, laundry products, cosmetics, garden supplies, automotive products, pesticides, toys and hobby materials, fuels, paints and pool products. These products come in many shapes, sizes and colors. Liquids, powders, granules, sprays and aerosols can easily enter the body through the mouth, eyes, nose and skin.
Children are often attracted to the bright colors, interesting containers and sweet-smell of household products. Often household products are mistaken by children for something that is good for them to eat or drink. For example, a liquid cleaner may be mistaken for a juice. Do not rely on the smell or taste of a household product to deter children. Children are known to put anything in their mouths!
Be aware of the products found in and around the home. Make sure they are stored in locked cabinets out of the reach and sight of children.
|Bleach||After-Shave Lotions||Insect Killers*|
|Dishwasher Detergents||False Fingernail Removers*||Gasoline|
|Drain Cleaners*||Hair Styling Products Lotions/Creams/Oils||Kerosene|
|Fabric Softeners||Hand Sanitizer*||Lighter Fluids|
|Laundry Detergents||Mouthwash*||Paint Thinners|
|Metal Cleaners||Nail-Polish Removers||Pool Supplies|
|Oven Cleaners*||Rubbing Alcohol*||Rodent Killers|
|Scouring Powders||Shaving Creams||Weed Killers*|
|Spot Removers||Soaps/Deodorants||Windshield Wiper Fluids*|
|Spray Starches||Toilet Bowl Cleaners*|
*The poisons marked with an asterisk (*) can be very dangerous. Be very careful when using and storing these poisons.
Remember, pets can get poisoned too. Dogs and cats are curious, they like to lick and chew. This puts them at risk of being poisoned.