Tips for preventing medicine accidents
You may be surprised where children find medicines.
Each year, around the Public Health Agency of Canada estimates an average three deaths each year in Canada among children aged 14 years and younger from unintentional poisoning and another 900 are hospitalized with serious injuries.*. These accidents can happen quickly, with kids finding medicines in ways and places you might not expect. The good news is that by following some easy, safe storage and disposal tips, you can help protect your young children and keep medications out of their reach.