Iowa Poison Control Center
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Home Safety Checklist

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Kitchen

___  Remove household products, such as cleaning products, dishwashing compounds and drain cleaners, from under the sink.
___  No medicines on counters or in open areas.
___  All household products and medications out of reach and out of sight.
___  Child safety latches on all drawers or cabinets containing harmful products or sharp objects.
___  No toxic products stored with food or in food containers.
 

Bathroom

___  All medications, cosmetics, hair care products, toothpaste, mouthwash and cleaners out of reach.
___  Medicine storage area cleaned out regularly.  Call 1-800-222-1222 for recommendations on how to dispose of medicine properly.
___  All medications in original, child-resistant containers.
 

Bedroom

___  No medicines in or on dresser or bedside table.
___  All cologne, aftershave, cosmetics, and powders out of reach.
 

Laundry Area

___  All bleaches, soaps, detergents, fabric softeners, bluing agents and sprays out of reach.
___  All products in their original container.
 

Garage/Basement

___  Insect sprays and lawn care products in locked area.
___  Gasoline and car care products in secured area or locked trunk.
___  Paint, paint cleaners and other home care products in locked area.
___  All products in their original containers.
 

General Household

___  Storage area for medication and other products is a locked cabinet located up high.
___  Plants identified and out of reach.
___  Alcoholic beverages out of reach.
___  Ashtrays empty and out of reach.
___  Paint in good condition - no chipping or peeling.
___  No mouse baits in areas where children play.
 

In Case of a Poisoning

___  Have the Poison Help phone number available for use 1-800-222-1222
___  Do older children know how to use the 911 system?
___  If an accident happens, can adults in the family be easily reached?

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