10 Tips to Protect your Children from Pesticide and Lead Poisonings

The following measures will help protect children from environmental hazards around the home:
Store product in a cabinet.
1. Always store pesticides and other household chemicals, including bleach (chlorine), out of reach of children. Preferably keep them in a locked cabinet.
Men's Read the Label.
2. Always read the instructions carefully on the label before using a pesticide, chemical or household pets because they can be dangerous or ineffective if used improperly.
The sign on a tree.
3. When applying a pesticide, make sure your children and pets are not present at the site and remove toys and personal items. Make sure no one enters the room where the pesticide was applied until it is dry or until it meets the time indicated on the label.
Reclose container.
4. If you stop the application of a pesticide or other household chemical (perhaps by a phone call), allow the container tightly closed and out of reach of children. Make sure household chemicals are packaged in a sturdy enough for children.
Child reach for the pesticide container.
5. Never transfer pesticides to other containers that children may associate with food or drinks (like soda bottles) that daily use and never place rodent or insect baits in places where children can reach them.
Applying insect repellent.
6. Read the instructions before applying repellent to children. Never apply over cuts, wounds, or irritated skin. Do not apply to eyes, nose, lips, hands or directly on the face. Use just enough to cover exposed skin or clothing as directed on the label. Never apply repellent under clothing.
The house with lead based paint.
7. Many homes built before 1978 contain lead-based paint. If you are contemplating a renovation of your home, ask for an analysis of the painting. Do not try to remove yourself lead paint.
Talk with people.
8. Learn about the risks associated with lead. Remember that when you buy or rent a house or apartment built before 1978, the seller or landlord has a responsibility to disclose known risks associated with lead.
Doctor and small.
9. If you suspect your child may have been exposed to lead in your home or neighborhood, take them to arrange for an analysis to detect the presence of this element. Remember, although no visible symptoms indicating the existence of lead poisoning, this poisoning can cause problems that are manifested in behavior and the child's scholastic ability.
Boy washing hands.
10. Wash your hands frequently, as well as bottles, soothers (pacifiers) and toys for their children and regularly clean floors, windowsills and other surfaces.


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