Household Poisons Quiz

What Do You Know About Household Poisons?

Hair spray, antifreeze, house paint. These and other common items found in any home are useful products when used correctly. In the wrong hands, however, they can be deadly. Learn more about how to keep your home safe from accidental poisoning by taking this quiz, based in part on information from the American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC).

1. One of the most dangerous poisons found in the home is antifreeze.
2. Teach your children never to eat mushrooms they find growing in the yard.
3. A multivitamin that contains iron can be deadly to a young child.
4. Although carbon monoxide poisoning can be deadly, you can avoid it by watching for the telltale color of the gas.
5. You should keep the phone number for your poison control center posted near or programmed into your phone.
6. Although syrup of ipecac was once a staple of home first aid kits, it is no longer recommended as an emergency treatment for accidental poisoning.
 

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