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-Are you having fun? -As the mother of 3 young children ages 7, 5 and 3, Josephine Grossey keeps a close eye on potentially dangerous products in her home. -I've really tried to have all of my cleaning supplies all way up high where the children can't reach. I just wanna make sure my house is always safe and I can keep my children as safe and healthy as I possibly can. -With the help of Poison Control educator, Dan Lange, we put Josephine's home to detect. -One of the most problem places to find poisons in a home is under the kitchen's sink. This is where the most people actually keep their cleaners and I don't know Josephine. Oh my gosh, you have done a marvelous job. There are no cleaners at all underneath the sink. However, if you happened to have these cleaners, please make the effort and close these cabinets and put special locks on them. Where do you keep your cleaners? -Oh, come this way. I'll show to you. I keep all the cleaners straight up here because the kids can't really get to it, so if come up here-- -Excellent. What a wonderful thing you are doing. All these cleaners are kept out of reach of the children. One of the main dangerous of products that are in the bathroom lies under the sink. Josephine, would you mind showing me what's under your sink? -Sure. -That's very good because usually I find all kinds of products-- cleaning products under the sink like Drano. We also find soaps. Some people even have lye and that's very, very dangerous to children. Josephine, what about the other drawers? -This is just-- -Toothbrushes, -toothbrushes. -also a toothpaste. -This is where I keep all of my products that would normally go underneath somebody's sink. -Very good Josephine. I see that you do have your perfume here. The dangerous with that is that it has some high content of alcohol and we are concerned about children actually drinking perfume. Do you maintain the pool yourself, Josephine? -No. Actually, we have a pool service to do that because I was just a little too nervous with the children being so young that I didn't want any chemicals stored on the premise. -For those of you who do have pools and are taking care of the pool yourself, pool chemicals can be a source of potential poisons that could be very dangerous. All these wonderful nature requires upkeep with herbicides and pesticides. Now, they are very, very dangerous for a small child. They could end up in the hospital if they accidentally ingested it. -But the number one way children get poisoned is by ingesting a grandparent's medication. -So many candies and medicines look so similar. If you can't tell the difference, can a child tell the difference? -So what do you do if you suspect your child has been exposed to a harmful substance? If the child is seizing, unconscious, or has stopped breathing, dial 911, otherwise, call Poison Control first and tell the product on hand. -We determine toxicity by asking you a series of questions, name of the product, how much do you think was ingested and how was it ingested, also how old is the victim, how much does the victim weigh, what time did this occur. -Magnets and stickers like these are available from your local Poison Control Center. Make sure you have the Poison Control number on you at all times by putting a magnet on your fridge and the sticker on your phone. -This number works anywhere in the country 24 hours a day. It will route you through local Poison Control Center. Please call us when you have any kind of question.