Injury Prevention

Poison Prevention

It’s never too early to move toxic and poisonous substances out of a child’s reach. Get an early start on protecting your child from accidental poisoning.

  • Install carbon monoxide detectors throughout your home.
  • Move medications, cleaning products, bug killers, fertilizers and fuels to a high shelf or cupboard or to a sealed-off area, such as an attic, basement or utility shed. Store dangerous substances in only a few places.
  • Install locks on drawers, cabinets and doors.
  • Order Mr. Yuk stickers and other poison prevention materials.
  • Post the phone number of the Pittsburgh Poison Center at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, 1-800-222-1222, on or near your phone.
Last Update
June 9, 2008
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Last Update
June 9, 2008