It is not unusual in the houses have medicines, cleaners, pesticides and other poisonous items. No wonder, then, that accidental poisoning deaths continue to increase. Over 1,700 deaths from accidental poisoning occur in the United States every year. This reflects an annual increase of 7 % from 1956. Despite how vulnerable children can be aspirin, laxatives and sleeping pills, over two thirds of these fatalities occur in people over 14.
While most dangerous substances that can cause poisoning are in bathrooms and kitchens, you may also find in any other part of the house (sleeping pills in the bedroom furniture, for example), why, prevention rules must apply everywhere.
You should read the labels that provide information content of medicinal vials carefully: risks, dosage and antidotes. Labels should be well maintained so that can serve as future reference, if accidentally ingested drugs. Medicines that change over time should be thrown when no longer going to need.
Medicines that are for internal use should be stored in a place other than those that are for external use. Do not take medicines in the dark. Substances that are potentially poisonous should not be changed to other containers without labeling them properly. These substances should not be placed in cookware, soda bottles or containers of this type.
Should not be mixed in single bottle different kinds of medicine and pills. Insecticides and rodenticides should not be stored in the kitchen and you have to take special care to use in kitchens and pantries only those that are recommended as safe. Fruits and vegetables should be washed thoroughly before being used.
Medicines and other potentially dangerous items should be placed out of reach of children and stored preferably in kits that can be locked, because a child can be poisoned with less venom than an adult. Pay special attention to items such as detergents, waxes, oil, hair spray aerosol, bleaches, moth balls, etc…
It is very important that all family members acquire a careful attitude to potentially poisonous substances. Since children like to imitate the behavior of adults, it is best not to take drugs in his presence. It is worth noting that aspirin is the number one poison children. Never refer to medicines that give kids like candy.
The medicine must be called medicine and handled as such. In the same way that other types of accidents , parents should not only take the appropriate steps to avoid difficulties , but also what to do if a problem occurs ; is essential to have on hand a list of appropriate antidotes.