Health Tip: Keep Bathroom Chemicals Locked Up

Prevent potential poisoning

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(HealthDay News) -- The bathroom may be full of potential dangers and temptations for young children.

Here are suggestions to prevent little hands from getting into bathroom chemicals or medications, courtesy of the National Safety Council:

  • Always keep drugs stored in a medicine cabinet that is secured with a lock or child-proof latch.
  • All medications should have a child-proof cap, and make sure it is secure and tight.
  • Mouthwash may contain alcohol, which even in small amounts can be dangerous for children. Keep mouthwash away from a child's reach.
  • When throwing away expired or unused medications, make sure the containers are secure and cannot be opened by children.
  • Store toilet cleaners -- which often contain toxic chemicals -- in a locked area that children cannot reach.

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