Safety on the farm, whether out in the barns or in the house, should be a high priority for all parents.
"Foryoung children that cannot read labels, many products around the homecan look like popular candy ordrinks," says the Progressive Agriculture Foundation (PAF), which sponsors safety programs for children.
Even products like vitamins can be harmful if parents don't follow label directions. The PAF reports that poisoning is now the leading cause of unintentional injury death in the U.S.,and nearly 9 out of 10 poisoning deaths are caused by drugs, according to the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS).
In 2012, unintentionalpoisonings were the leading cause of injury death in the U.S., surpassingmotor vehiclecrashes, according to the foundation.
Parents can learn more about chemical safety and common look-a-likes in the PAF's recent blog post, "Can Your Child Spot the Difference? Look-a-Like Poisons Pose Dangers to Young Children," athttp://progressiveagsafetydays.wordpress.com/