LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) — The third week of March each year marks National Poison Prevention Week, it’s an issue that impacts hundreds of children each year according to the CDC.

Sherri Hannan, coordinator for Safe Kids Fayette County said it’s not always a foreign substance, but everyday items in your home, that could pose a serious risk to your children if not used and stored properly.


“We think about the obvious things that could do harm like maybe medication, but even those household products that we use to clean, and sometimes even personal care items are things that if children get into can be very dangerous for them. It’s just a good time to think about your practices around the home. If you have children that visit, where do you store medicine? Is it up locked in cabinets where kids can’t access?” said Hannan

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