Poison Control

Top Hazards in Your Home

Ninety-one percent of poisonings occur at home. These are common toxins that may lurk in your kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, or basement.

Medicines: Iron pills, vitamins, prescription drugs, aspirin, acetaminophen, pet medications, creams and lotions, camphor-containing products, iodine

Cleaning Products: Oven/drain/toilet cleaners, bleach, furniture polish, detergents, disinfectants, ammonia, metal cleaners

Cosmetics: Nail polish/nail polish remover, makeup, baby powder (use externally only), deodorants, perfumes, shaving products, hair products, mouthwash

Garage and Yard Products: Lighter fluid, gasoline, kerosene, turpentine, antifreeze, paint, paint thinner/remover, epoxy glue, ant/roach killers, garden sprays, rat poison

Plants: Foxglove, lily of the valley, oleander, jimsonweed, azalea, rhododendron, pokeberry, holly berry, mistletoe, certain mushrooms

Miscellaneous: Mothballs, alcoholic beverages, cigarettes, lamp oil, superglue, pennies minted after 1982

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