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Make Safe Happen is a program dedicated to reducing accidental injury, the leading cause of death of children.
Did you know that 9 out of 10 poisonings occur in the home? Let’s face it; children love to explore and learn and what better place than home. Unfortunately, there are many hidden risks in the average household from not properly store cleaning supplies to medication we accidently leave out. With Poison Prevention Week March 20 – 26 it’s important to take a look at our homes and remember that practicing poison safety can save our children’s lives.
This year, in collaboration with nonprofit partners like Safe Kids Worldwide, Nationwide Children’s Hospital and the American Red Cross, Make Safe Happen will focus on educating caregivers on four critical at-home safety risks. They are: furniture and TV tip-overs, poisoning, drowning and fire.
- Use Safety: Although you may be familiar with many of the items that are poisonous, there are many more that also need to be kept out of your child’s sight and reach. It’s best to avoid even using chemicals in front of kids, especially if they are five years old and younger.
- Safe Storage and Disposal: Keep any household cleaners or medicines in the original containers, out of sight and reach, and in a locked cabinet. Immediately dispose of old or unused chemicals and medicines.
- Be Prepared: If you suspect or know that a child has ingested or come into contact with any poison, call the poison Help Number. Take a moment to save the Poison Control number to you phone: (1-800-222-1222).