Dangerous chemicals can be found in consumer products and other common household items! Learn how to lớn keep your family safe with these tips on managing safety hazards!


When it comes to home safety, we may be well aware of dangerous objects like knives or other sharp objects. However, we must exercise even more caution if there are young children at home. As children are very curious, they could be interested in almost everything they can find in the house.

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We must be more aware of the dangers posed by common household items & consumer products. Certain things (e.g. Medication, cleaning products, alcohol & pesticides) can be dangerous if mishandled và we must exercise caution in keeping such items out of a child’s reach lớn ensure his/her safety.

Here are some tips lớn help you create a safe environment for your child:


Keep all medications out of reach from your children (e.g. Putting them in a high shelf in a cabinet) to lớn prevent them from accidentally consuming the medications.Educate your children about medications. Vị not coax them into taking pills và medicine by telling them that they are sweets. They may eat other medicine they find lying around, mistaking them for sweets.When giving medicine khổng lồ sick children always vì chưng so in a brightly lit room lớn avoid giving the wrong dosage or medicine.Keep all medicine in childproof bottles or in their original containers which are clearly labelled.Follow the instructions on the labels. Dosages are based on your child"s age & weight. If there is a dispenser that comes with the medicine, be sure khổng lồ use it.Dispose of all expired medicine.Do not doctor hop when your child is ill. Different doctors may be giving the same medicine, which can lead lớn unintentional poisoning. For example, paracetamol poisoning may occur if the caregiver gives the same medicine from more than one doctor khổng lồ the child.Do not leave beer cans or wine bottles around, especially after a party. Young children can consume these và get alcohol poisoning.Do lưu ý that vitamins và minerals, when taken in excess, can be dangerous to young children.

Household Chemicals

Keep all household chemicals such as cleaners, detergents, aerosol cans and other poisonous substances out of your child"s reach.Label poisonous substances with a prominent label with a warning sign. Teach your child to lớn recognise these labels và the contents of containers bearing these labels as poisonous. Emphasize that the contents are not edible.When using cleaning products or household chemicals, be careful not to lớn let your child cảm biến the bottles và consume the poisonous substances inside.Do not leave rat poison, cockroach powders & other pest baits lying around the house. Choose alternative methods of pest control such as spraying. If you must use pest baits, place them in a location where your child cannot reach.Keep your child away from areas where you have just sprayed insecticide. Allow him or her khổng lồ come back only after the insecticide has been cleared up. Always follow the user instructions that come along with the insecticide lớn avoid any risk of poisoning.

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Other Potential trang chủ Hazards

Cosmetics, hair dyes, hairsprays, shoe polishes, nail polishes, nail polish removers, perfumes, toiletries, gardening products & car-cleaning agents are also chemical hazards và potential poisons. Always store them in a safe & secure place, out of your child"s reach.Button-cell batteries are poisonous & can pose as a safety hazard because of the alkaline content, because your child can easily swallow or choke on them. Keep them away safely.Do not grow plants with poisonous leaves or flowers at home. Teach your child never khổng lồ put leaves, stems, bark, flowers, seeds, nuts or berries from any plant into his or her mouth to lớn prevent poisoning incidents.When you bring your child khổng lồ visit family & friends, always supervise your child to lớn make sure he or she has no access khổng lồ potential household chemicals and home hazards.

Important Tips khổng lồ Keep the Family Safe

Keep a first aid kit in your trang chủ for use during emergencies.Have a list of emergency numbers next to lớn your phone for easy access.


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