Household Products

[su_youtube url=””] [su_expand more_text=”Show More”] Some of the most common household and personal care products can be very hazardous. Children are often attracted to the bright colors, interesting containers and sweet-smell of household products.  Do not rely on the smell or taste of a household product to deter children.  Often, household products are mistaken for something that is good to eat or drink.  For example, a liquid cleaner may be mistaken for a juice. These products come in many shapes, sizes and colors. Liquids, powders, granules, sprays and aerosols can easily enter the body through the mouth, eyes, nose and skin. Household products can include:

  • Cleaning substances
  • Laundry products
  • Cosmetics
  • Garden supplies
  • Automotive products
  • Pesticides
  • Toys
  • Fuels
  • Paints
  • Pool products

A more comprehensive list of common poisonous household products is located in the resource center.

Tips to Prevent Household Product Poisoning:

  • Lock up household cleaners, pesticides, auto products, garage products where children cannot see or reach them
  • Store chemicals and household products in their original containers
  • Do not reuse empty household containers
  • Post the number to the GPC around your house and program it in your cell phone (1-800-222-1222)