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June is National Safety Month



As families started staying at home to help fight COVID-19, they stocked up on cleaning products, hand sanitizer, and over-the-counter medicines. In addition, springtime gardening and yard work could mean that pesticides and fertilizers make their way into the home. Unfortunately, poison control centers have seen a spike in calls related to bleach, sanitizers, and disinfectants. Now more than ever, it is important to practice safe use and storage of poisonous products. This National Safety Month, make the commitment to a safer home by locking up all potentially harmful substances. 

Poison control centers are available 24 hours a day, every single day (including holidays!). Do not hesitate to call the Poison Help Line (800-222-1222) if you suspect a child or family member has come in contact with a poisonous product.

More information available at: https://www.preventchildinjury.org/covid19

Originally posted: Mar 6, 2017
Last updated: Jun 1, 2020