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Helpful tips during Poison Prevention Week


Last updated 3/20/2008 at Noon

March 16-22 is National Poison Week.

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), approximately 2.4 million people (more than half of whom are under the age of 6) swallow or have contact with a poisonous substance each year.

AAP has released the following poison prevention tips to keep children safe:

• Store medicine, cleaners, paints/varnishes and pesticides in their original packaging in locked cabinets or containers, out of sight and reach of children.

• Install a safety latch that locks the door on child-accessible cabinets containing harmful products.

• Purchase an...

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