Poison Prevention – Out of Sight and Locked up Tight!

This year, Safe Kids Canada’s theme for Safe Kids Week is poison prevention.  http://www.safekidscanada.ca/Parents/Safety-Information/Poison-Prevention/Index.aspx

Alcohol is one of the poisons that we need to be concerned about.  Keep it out of sight and locked up tight!

One product that contains alcohol and is very accessible in today’s world is hand sanitizer.  I have read about youth using this product to intentionally get a buzz, but what about the little ones that don’t know any better?  Hand sanitizer is everywhere and is also looking more appealing with all kinds of flavours.

I am not saying don’t use it…….I’m just saying be mindful of how accessible it is.

Out of Sight and Locked up Tight!!!

Author: Sarah R.N.

Registered Nurse working as a Public Health Nurse in the Injury and Substance Misuse Prevention Program at the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit

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