Keeping Kids Safe Around Chemicals
Kids are naturally curious about the products they see adults using every day. It’s important to talk to kids about safety around dangerous chemicals they might encounter in everyday situations, such as household or classroom cleaning products. These chemicals should be properly packaged and stored, but sometimes defects in packaging or improper storage can cause spills, burns, or other injuries. If you or a loved one has been injured because of defective product packaging or the negligence of another person or entity, you could be entitled to compensation from the responsible party. To learn more, call the Iowa personal injury attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at (515) 225-2600.
Teaching Kids About Chemical Safety
Parents and adults with young visitors should take proper precautions to make sure children stay safe around chemicals. Keep these safety measures in mind:
- Parents should talk to their kids about the dangers of household chemicals. Children should know that they can be seriously injured or even killed if they touch, ingest, or mix together the products. Point out different safety labels on products so that children don’t confuse dangerous chemicals with other safe products. Some packaging contains brightly-colored labels to alert consumers of the dangers of their products, and many employ the use of a skull-and-crossbones figure to alert children.
- Be sure to buy chemicals in packaging equipped with childproof caps and containers for the safety of curious young children.
- Store dangerous chemicals out of eyesight and reach of children. Never leave dangerous products unattended, especially in the midst of cleaning, when the chemicals may have been transferred to an unmarked container.
- Be aware of poison control hotline numbers and educate yourself on steps to take in the event of an emergency regarding common chemicals.
At LaMarca Law Group, P.C., we care about the safety of you and your loved ones. In the event of an accident involving a dangerous chemical, victims may be eligible for compensation from the responsible party. Contact the Iowa personal injury lawyersof LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at (515) 225-2600 to schedule a free initial consultation.