How Does Your Garden Grow?

In the summer, people are mowing lawns, trimming hedges, and tending to gardens. This can mean containers of pesticides, fertilizers, and gasoline are around the yard and garage. Make sure these products are tightly closed and placed out of the reach of children. Pesticides and gasoline products can be dangerous if ingested. If you suspect your child has gotten into any of these products, call your poison center right away.

Picnic Safety – When in Doubt, Throw It Out!

Careful preparation and storage of food is essential to prevent food poisoning. Cooking won’t destroy staphylococcal poison, so it is important to practice good personal hygiene and sanitary food handling. Keep hot food safe at 140 F or above. Cold foods must be kept at 40 F or below. Discard all perishable foods such as meat, poultry, eggs and casseroles left at room temperature longer than two hours. Symptoms of food poisoning can include vomiting, diarrhea, and stomach cramps. If you suspect you have food poisoning call your poison center.

Party Time!

In the summer, there are many parties, family reunions and gatherings. Left over cups, glasses, bottles and cans may contain alcoholic beverages or cigarette butts. If children drink from these containers or eat cigarettes, it can be very dangerous. Make sure these containers are emptied as soon as possible and not left sitting out.

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