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Jul 19, 2019
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Seasonal Tips and Resources:


Here's some information to help you keep you and your family safe during the summer season:



Home Safety Tips


  • Post the Illinois Poison Center number (1-800-222-1222) in/on/near your telephone(s). Better yet, save the number to your cell phone(s)
  • Always read the directions before using household cleaners and hazardous chemicals. Be sure to always wear proper safety gear
  • Store chemicals and cleaning products in a separate area, away from food and beverages
  • Know the names of the plants located in and around the home (more plant info)
  • Install carbon monoxide detectors in the home (more carbon monoxide info)
  • Check your house for peeling paint, paint dust and chips (more lead info)
  • Properly dispose of old and unused medications. Find drop-off locations  in your area
  • As always, don’t hesitate to contact the Poison Center if you have a question and/or need treatment recommendations.  No issue too big or small…just call 1-800-222-1222!


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