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Keeping children safe and secure and help them live to their full potential is something we all want to do.  Knowing how to prevent leading causes like child poisoning is part of that criteria of keeping children safe.  Everyday items in your home such as medicines and household cleaners can be poisonous to children.  Active, curious children will investigate, and (some) will try to eat or drink anything within their reach.


To poison-proof your home and protect the children who live there or visit your home:


•  Lock up medicines and toxic cleaning solutions in locked or childproof cabinets.

•  Know the Poison Control number, it is 1-800-222-1222 or 911 if you think you have a poison emergency and/or your child has collapsed and is not breathing.

•  Read and follow the label directions and read all warnings when giving medicine to children.

•  Don’t keep it if you don’t need it.  Safely dispose of unused, unneeded, or expired prescription drugs.


For additional information please visit Mississippi Poison Control Center