Poison Center Issues Holiday Warning
A spokeswoman for the Wyoming Poison Control Center is reminding people about some of the hazards that come with holiday celebrations.
Joan Mcvoy says prescription medications are a big concern, especially in regard to young children and pets. Mcvoy says it’s a mistake to think ”child resistant” containers will prevent kids from getting into your medications She says such medications should always be kept out of sight and out of reach. She says another health hazard, especially if very young children are present,, are the disc batteries used to power many toys.
She says the batteries can cause injury or even death if swallowed, and should be kept away from infants and toddlers. Mcvoy says information about dealing with these and other holiday hazards is available 24/7 at 1-800-222-1222.