Poison Proof Your Home this Spring

By |2018-03-09T14:18:03-06:00March 9, 2018 2:18 pm|Local News|0 Comments

FARMINGTON, MO (KDKZ-TV) Active, curious children can eat or drink harmful things in the home, often in the blink-of-an-eye. But, there are steps you can take to poison-proof your home and keep your children safe.

As we get closer to spring, many people will start doing a little “Spring Cleaning” around the house.  According the centers for disease control more than 300 children a day are rushed to the hospital and treated for poisoning.

Kandace Fisher-McLean says the dangers lie right underneath our nose.

“The number one place in the house, where dangers exist related to poisons are actually in the kitchen.  People use the cabinet underneath their sink to store all sorts of chemicals.”

She suggests keeping chemicals and medicines up high so kids can’t reach them.

If you can’t store them high, put child resistant locks on cabinet doors. Also, make sure you have child resistant caps on all medicine and chemical bottles.

But, even with your best efforts, accidents can happen.

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I joined News Channel 18 in May 2011 in the weather department as Chief Meteorologist. In January 2013, I assumed the roll of News Director. I started my career in 2003 in high school. I attended Farmington High School. While there, I was a student in Black Knight Television (BKTV), doing anything from camera work, to editing, producing and anchoring the weather. I attended Mineral Area College, University of Missouri – Columbia, Mississippi State University and Webster University. While attending college, I continued to help out with BKTV. In 2009, I interned at KOMU-TV, Columbia, Missouri’s NBC affiliate. I enjoy spending time with my wife, Danica and our daughters , Declynn and Danleigh. I can’t forget about our dog, Daisy. We rescued her in 2011. We also have a cat named Dolly. I am committed to giving you the most accurate information, whether it’s from my latest weather forecast, or a news story that could touch your heart. Contact me if you have any questions or a news idea.

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