Household Safety: Prevent Poisoning
National Poison Prevention Week is the perfect time to evaluate your home for potential poisoning sources and ensure that dangerous substances are being stored and used safely.
The threat and danger of poisoning is only an arm’s-length away.
“While the most common source of poisonings seen in Hillcrest Claremore’s ER are opioids, there are plenty of other risks,” says Emergency Department Manager Melisa Daugherty. “We also see small children with overdoses from household chemicals and over-the-counter medications such as Tylenol and Ibuprofen.”