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Holiday Safety

Don't let poisons steal your holiday joy! Follow the prevention tips below to avoid a poisoning:

  • cook all meats to recommended temperatures;
  • refrigerate leftovers within two hours;
  • keep all alcoholic beverages out of sight and reach of children and pets, and remind guests to do the same;
  • keep all medicines and vitamins out of sight and reach of children and pets, and remind guests to do the same;
  • keep all batteries, including small button batteries, out of sight and reach of children and pets;
  • keep all poisonous plants out of sight and reach of children and pets;
  • keep air fresheners and oil candle lamps out of sight and reach of children and pets;
  • keep all e-cigarette liquids and parts out of sight and reach of children and pets; and
  • never ingest the liquid in a snow globes as they may contain harmful bacteria.

Poisonings happen even in the safest of homes. If you need help with a poisoning or have a question about a medication, call us right away! We can be reached at 1.800.222.1222, 24 hours a day/365 days a year, even on holidays!

 

 


Baby It's Cold Out There!

It's time to light pilots and fire up those stoves and fireplaces! All fuel-burning appliances and equipment emit carbon monoxide, a tasteless, colorless and odorless gas. Since we can't see, taste or smell carbon monoxide gas, the only way to detect unsafe levels in your home is to have a carbon monoxide detector installed outside of sleeping areas and on every level of your home. Learn more about how to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning...


Do you have us on your phone?

Poison emergencies can happen at any time and at any place. It's important to have our contact information available when seconds count. Save the poison hotline, 1-800-222-1222, to your contacts and download the webPoisonControl app. 

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