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.

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

Kids and Laundry/Detergent Pods
Keeping Kids Safe Around Liquid Laundry Packets (infographic)
Keeping Kids Safe Around Laundry Detergent Packets (video)
Laundry Safety Tip Card
Loads of Temptation (NSN Poster)

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

Learn About Chemicals in Your Home — interactive tour

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