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In the Bathroom

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Is Your Home a Healthy Home?
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 -   To prevent poisonings, lock away all medicines and vitamins, even those with child-resistant packaging.

 -   Have syrup of ipecac on hand, but use only at the recommendation of a poison control center or physician.

 -   Never leave a young child alone in the bathroom, especially in a bath.

 -   Before bathing a child, always test bath water with your wrist or elbow to make sure it's not too hot.

 -   To prevent scalds, set the water heater thermostat to 120º F and install anti-scald devices.

 -   Make sure bathtubs and showers have non-slip surfaces and grab bars.

 -   Keep electrical appliances, like hair dryers and curling irons, out of the reach of children and away from water.

 
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