Household poison

By admin
29 December 2014

Children are often poisoned by household products. Here’s what you should lock away.

Children are often poisoned by household products.

Poisonous household items most commonly swallowed by children include pain medication containing mostly paracetamol; dishwashing liquid, silica gel sachets and bleach; pesticides such as dog dips, rat and ant poison and mosquito coils; and nail varnish remover.

Here’s what you should lock away.

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POISON INFO CENTRES (24 hrs)

Red Cross Children’s Hospital Poison Info Centre (021) 689 5227

Tygerberg Poison Info Centre (021) 931 6129

-- Marlies Haupt

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