Poison Prevention

Keep all dangerous cleaning products and poisons out of a child’s reach and teach poison prevention in your home as early as possible.

  • Use materials from the Pittsburgh Poison Center at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, to teach your child about dangerous substances around the home.
  • Show your child which products in the home are poisonous.
  • Teach your child what plants in the home are harmful if swallowed.
  • Periodically remind or ask your child what products or plants in the home can be dangerous and should be avoided.
  • Keep the phone number of your local poison center near all telephones.

Learn more about poison safety.