A poison is anything that can get on your skin, in your eyes, be breathed in or swallowed that can hurt you or make you sick. Lots of things that might not come to mind right away are poisons.
A poisoning could be swallowing a button or a battery, taking too much medicine or someone else's medicine, or splashing cleaner on your skin. Plants and their seeds can be poisonous.
Make sure that poisons are stored in a high, locked cabinet or cupboard. Locking them up and keeping them high helps to keep poisons away from preschool children.
If you are in Nova Scotia or PEI and have a question about poison, the IWK Regional Poison Centre is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to take your call.
Call the IWK Regional Poison Centre
If you are in New Brunswick, call 911.