Tips For Keeping Children Safe From Household Cleaners

One of the biggest safety problems in the kitchen is household cleaners. Many families store these in low cabinets and under the kitchen sink, but this is very dangerous. It’s true that virtually all of these products come with childproof caps these days, but it’s also true that many people forget to screw the lids all the way down after use. The caps can also be defective, or the container could get punctured and begin leaking. For all these reasons, all household cleaning products should be kept on a high shelf where there’s absolutely no chance that children can get to them. Even while taking these precautions, every home should have the number for the poison control center posted somewhere everyone is aware of, such as on the refrigerator, or by the phone, or both. Hopefully you’ll never need it, but if you do, you won’t waste precious minutes looking it up. One thing to consider along the lines of household safety is that more and more companies are manufacturing non toxic cleaning products for the home. Many of them work just as well or better than the standard products. Some may cost a bit more, but the peace of mind might be well worth the small price difference.

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