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.