Tag Archive: Poison Prevention

Ghoulishly Good Practices for Halloween

From candy to pumpkins to the costumes, Halloween is a fun-filled time for kids and adults alike. However, it can pose dangers. To help make this year’s trick-or-treat a safe and fun time, follow these simple safety tips compiled by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

CREATIVE COSTUMES:
Plan costumes that are bright and reflective. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2017/10/16/ghoulishly-good-practices-for-halloween/

Child Safety and Convenience: The Laundry Pod Dilemma

Consumer Reports recently pulled their previous endorsement for laundry detergent pods in light of the potential poisoning hazard for young children. Just to be clear, this is only the laundry pods that contain the highly concentrated liquid detergent, not pods containing powdered detergent. Although these laundry pods are quickly accessed, pre-measured, use …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2015/08/24/child-safety-and-convenience-the-laundry-pod-dilemma/

Be Clean and Safe in the Laundry Room

Are you familiar with the new single-load liquid laundry packets?  They are a convenient new laundry product which contains highly concentrated detergent in single pouches.  However, if not stored properly, the packets can pose a danger to curious young children leading to injury from ingestion or exposure to the eyes.  …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2014/04/14/be-clean-and-safe-in-the-laundry-room/

Make Home Safety a Year-Round Priority

What you don’t know can hurt you.  “I didn’t know.”  In these words lies the story of countless deaths and injuries in countless homes.

About one-half of the accidental deaths of children occur in the home— from falls, suffocation/choking, scalding, poisoning, and burning.  Elderly persons, likewise, are subject to greater dangers because of infirmities and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2012/10/24/make-home-safety-a-year-round-priority/