The Great Safety Adventure arrives in Bowling Green.
The program provides an opportunity for children to learn how to protect themselves from household hazards by touring "Rover's House."
During the tour, children learn how to detect situations that could cause them harm like fire, poison and choking hazards.
The Great Safety Adventure is located at the Lowe's parking lot on Campbell Lane. It is free and open to the public through Sunday, Sept. 22, 2002.
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Poison Prevention Tips
- Keep all household chemical products and medicines (especially iron pills and food supplements containing iron) out of sight of youngsters and, preferably, locked up when not in use. Medicines and household chemicals on kitchen counters or bathroom surfaces are very accessible to young children.
- When these products are in use, never let young children out of your sight, even if you must take them along when answering the telephone or the doorbell.
- Store all medicines separately from household products, and store all household chemical products away from food.
- Keep items in their original containers.
- Leave the original labels on all products, and read the label before using.
- Do not put decorative lamps and candles that contain lamp oil where children can reach them. Lamp oil ingestions by children can result in pneumonia and death.
- Always leave the light on when giving or taking medicines.
- Avoid taking medicine in front of children since youngsters tend to imitate grown-ups.
- Refer to medicine as "medicine,” not "candy."
- Clean out the medicine cabinet periodically, and safely dispose of unneeded medicines when the illness for which they were prescribed is over. Pour contents down drain or toilet, and rinse container before discarding.
- Use child-resistant packaging properly by closing the container securely after its use.
Source: http://www.nlm.nih.gov (National Institute of Health Web site) contributed to this report.