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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 4, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta POISONS IN THE HOME Statistics regarding the thousands of children poisoned in Canada each year (of whom over 30 are frightening so much so that Health Canada's warning to parents of children under five years old IT'S NOT FOOD, IT'S That covers a vast num- ber of seemingly harmless household products, which are consumed most often by children two-to-three years old the stage in a child's life where every- thing looks good to eat The three most prevalent child-poisoners are com- mon headache tablets, tranquilizers and bleach But dozens of other housenold products are villians when taken intern- ally by children The catt- gones include medicines (prescriptions, laxatives, liniments, cleaners (oven cleaners, bleaches, furniture polish, deodor- ants among paints (including thinners, nail polish, and polish remover) and anything else that can be sprayed, poured (gaso- line is particularly nasty) or otherwise ingested by curious youngsters Interestingly, the supper hour is the most dangerous time of day statistically mothers are preparing dinner and hungry children eager to sample anything, are often out of her sight Mornings are the next most dangerous, with accidents occuring in bedrooms and bathrooms where medicines have been left out on night- tables and vanities, or cleaning products left open while mother answers doors and telephones Don't hesitate for one second to call your doctor or the emergency depart- ment of the nearest hos- pital. Be prepared to pro- vide all details about what your child has swallowed. Almost 300 Poison Control Centres have been set up in hospitals across Canada through the provincial departments of health and your doctor can telephone and receive, usually within minutes, all information he needs to proceed with treatment. But don't are only second-best to prevention Sea Ski Suntan Lotion 4OZ A "200' special Noxzema Tropic Tan Lotion or Oil 130 cc A "200' special. .89 Chlor-Tripolon 4 0 mgm Each 100s A "200" special 269 Desenex 6OZ A "200" special Aerosol 139 Life Brand Hydrogen Peroxide 10 Volume Life Brand Kaolin Pectin Suspension 16 OZ A "200" special. .54 8OZ A "200" special .59 Life Brand Shampoos (all types) 17 OZ Life Brand ASA 5 gr A "200" special .69 500's A "200" special. .89 Diovol Liquid or Tablets 12 OZ A "200" special. Metamucil Powder 159 Each 12 OZ A "200" special. 207 Head Shoulders Regular size A "200' special. A "200" special .93 Your Shoppers Drug Mart store. PAGE 4 ;