Medications can be dangerous. Here are a few tips to help keep you and your family safe from medication and hazardous chemical accidents.
- Remove unnecessary chemicals and medications from the home.
- Keep medications and chemicals away from children. Use child-resistant caps.
- Label all chemicals and medications.
- Lock cabinets and storage areas to prevent children and pets from obtaining access. If cabinets are not locked, place all medication and toxic chemicals out of reach of children.
Learn more about medication safety from the Centers for Disease Control's Medication Safety Program.