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Your Home Safety Checklist

Did you know that 9 out of 10 poison accidents occur in the home? Most of these poisonings occur in the kitchen, bathroom and bedroom. That’s why it is important to use this home safety checklist to make sure potential poisons are stored up, away and out of sight.



  1. Medication (prescription, over-the-counter, vitamins)
  2. Drain cleaner
  3. Furniture polish
  4. Cleansers and scouring powders
  5. Oven cleaner
  6. Alcoholic beverages
  7. Powder, liquid and pod detergents
  8. Carpet and upholstery cleaners
  9. Bug and pest control products



  1. Medicine (prescription, over-the-counter, vitamins)
  2. Drain cleaners
  3. Toilet bowl cleaners
  4. Personal care products
  5. Cosmetics
  6. Shampoo, dye and hair care products
  7. Nail polish and remover
  8. Hair remover
  9. Rubbing alcohol
  10. Mouthwash
  11. Aftershave lotion
  12. Air fresheners, deodorizers
  13. Camphor-containing products (cough and cold rubs, muscle pain creams, itch relief, cold sore gels, fungal creams, etc.)

Call the 24-Hour Poison Help Line for Additional Support:



  1. Medicine (prescription, over-the-counter, vitamins)
  2. Jewelry cleaner
  3. Perfume, cologne


Laundry Room

  1. Soaps, detergents, pods
  2. Stain removers
  3. Bleach


Living Room

  1. Button batteries
  2. Cigarettes, liquid nicotine and tobacco products
  3. Plants
  4. Home fragrance oils (plug-ins and diffusers)


Garage, Basement, Workshop, Outside Storage

  1. Rust removers
  2. Cleaning supplies
  3. Bug and pest control products
  4. Mothballs
  5. Windshield washer fluid
  6. Motor oil
  7. Weed killer
  8. Fertilizers
  9. Garden chemicals
  10. Gasoline
  11. Kerosene
  12. Lighter fluids
  13. Turpentine
  14. Paints, pain removers and thinners
  15. Pool chemicals


Purse/Diaper Bag

  1. Medication (prescription, over-the-counter, vitamins)
  2. Hand sanitizer
  3. Cigarettes, liquid nicotine, nicotine gum/patches
  4. Eyedrops
  5. Teething gel
  6. Sunscreen
  7. Insect repellant

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