Warn children about chemical lookalikes

Safety on the farm, whether out in the barns or in the house, should be a high priority for all parents.

"For

young children that cannot read labels, many products around the home

can look like popular candy or

drinks," 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, unintentional

poisonings were the leading cause of injury death in the U.S., surpassing

motor vehicle

crashes, 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," at

http://progressiveagsafetydays.wordpress.com/
 
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