Think your children are safe in your home? Learn about these common poisons you may never have considered.
As a mother, my most important job is to keep my children safe. If they are not in my presence, I never stop worrying and wondering about what they may be getting in to. It is, in fact, a full time job. We can do everything in our power to keep them out of the street and from falling off of their bikes, but what about the other hazards that we so commonly forget about--the ones right in our homes? A study conducted by the National Capitol Poison Center, on children in the DC Metro Area, indicated that 16,655 children below the age of seven were exposed to poisons during 2013. Most of those incidents were attributed to personal care products, cleaners, and medications. But, those are far from the only safety concerns lurking in our cabinets.
Common household poisons and pesticides include:
-Roach, rat, insect, flea and tick repellents and shampoos. These products all contain some form of poison and should not be ingested by humans or pets.