What is Poison?
A poison is something that can make you sick if you taste it, smell it, or get it on your skin or in your eyes. We should never play with, touch, smell, or taste poisons.
Grown-ups sometimes use poisons to do things around the house, like cleaning and washing clothes. Poisons can be things used to kill bugs, keep our cars running, and keep our yard looking nice. Even things we use to make us look and smell nice can be poisonous. Perfume, nail polish remover, makeup, and mouthwash can all be poisonous. Even medicine and vitamins can be poisonous if they are used in the wrong way. Poisons can be safe as long as they are used in the right way. Many other things can be poisonous, and they can be poisonous in many different ways. If you do not know if something is a poison, ask a grown-up before you touch it.
Different ways that things can be poisonous
Things that might be poisonous
Medicine/pills; Automobile supplies; Cleaning supplies; Soaps/Hygiene supplies/Makeup; Plants/Mushrooms/Berries; Spiders/Snakes; Arts and Crafts/School supplies; Gases/Carbon monoxide/Smoke