Poison Prevention


Tips for Parents

  • Get your home tested for Lead
  • Install a carbon monoxide detector in every sleeping area
  • Stay Alert while using cleaning products
  • Don't refer to medicine or vitamins as candy
  • Store medications and harmful products in orginal containers and keep out of reach
  • Learn which plants are poisonous
  • Discuss these precautions with grandparents, babysitters, and other caregivers
  • Learn CPR

Call the Georgia Poison Control Center for any additional questions about potential poisonings.  The hotline number is 1(800) 222-1222.  ***Keep this number near every phone in your home and save it on your cell phone.

***Call 911, not poison control, if a child is choking, having trouble breathing or having a seizure.

Safe Kids Columbus offers poison prevention educational sessions to children in the area.  For an appointment call (706) 321-6183.