Poison Prevention

Most homes are filled with products, which, if used in the wrong way or in the wrong quantity, can harm us and those we care about. Simple steps, such as reading product and medication labels before use; storing medicines and household products in their original containers, out of reach of children and pets; and learning basic first aid for poisoning can help reduce the risk and effects of an unintentional poisoning.

Poison Prevention Brochure
Poison Safety for Kids brochure

Learn About Chemicals in Your Home — interactive tour

Kids and Medication Safety
5-Minute Safety Talk (NSC)
Candy or Poison? Poster (NSN)
Fact Sheet (NSC)
Medication Safety Fact Card
Medication Safety Tip Sheet
PowerPoint Template (NSC)
Safe Storage, Safe Dosing, Safe Kids video

Kids and Laundry/Detergent Pods
New! Keeping Kids Safe Around Liquid Laundry Packets (infographic)

Poison Prevention Fact Sheets
Carbon Monoxide
Carbon Monoxide: the "Invisible" Killer (brochure)
El Monoxido de Carbono: El Asesino "Invisible"
First Aid for Poisoning
Juice or Poison? (NSN Poster)
Loads of Temptation (NSN Poster)
Pills Can Be Poison, Too
Plants and Poison
Protect Your Garden
Protect Your Household
Protect Your Kids
Protect Your Pets
Safety Tips

Prescription Drug Employer Kit (NSC) – Executive Action Materials; Educational Materials

Related Sites
Minnesota Poison Control System
American Association of Poison Control Centers
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Learn About Chemicals in Your Home — interactive tour