May 29, 2000 -- The kitchen and bathroom are two of your home's most hazardous areas, where curious toddlers can easily find attractively packaged toxic agents. To avoid preventable poisoning, keep all of these substances out of reach and in locked cabinets. Other prevention tips, says Keith M. Perrin, MD, chairman of the American Association of Physician's Section on Injury and Poison Prevention, include the following:
Jennifer Haupt, a freelance writer based in Bellevue, Wash., specializes in parenting issues and other lifestyle topics. Her writing has appeared in Parenting magazine, Parenting Insights, Seattle Magazine, and Seattle's Child.
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