Norwalk, CONN (PRWEB) July 8, 2006
It’s every parent’s nightmare: You turn your back for just a second, and your child swallows a mouthful of pesticide (or rubbing alcohol or oven cleaner or …). Poison is the second-leading cause of unintentional, injury-related deaths in the home, notes AP9 AtHomeRewards, a leading membership discount program offered by Adaptive Marketing LLC, but far too many families still fail to take the necessary steps to protect their loved ones from the toxic substances commonly found in most homes.
Threats to your family’s safety can come in a variety of guises. You have little or no control over many of them -- terrorism, bad drivers, natural catastrophes -- but when it comes to household risks, you can make a difference. AP9 AtHomeRewards members know that they can log on to DealPass to save on a variety of items and services that can contribute to a more inviting, more relaxing -- and safer -- home.
To help you protect your family from the potential dangers of common household poisons, AP9 AtHomeRewards offers the following tips:
-- Lock it up high. Hazardous substances should be stored in their own cabinets, high above the potential grasp of any youngsters, and firmly secured behind locks, in case your youngster likes to climb chairs, counters and other aids to higher access.
-- Lock it down low. If you insist upon keeping your cleaning agents in the cabinet under the sink (as most people do), be sure to install childproof locks on the cabinet door. An easily-opened cabinet door is practically an invitation for infants and toddlers to go exploring.
-- Separate edibles from poisons. In addition to protecting late-night snack hunters from making the wrong choice in dim lighting and/or a fatigued state, storing toxic substances and food products in separate areas also eliminates the possibility of contamination through leakage.
-- Discard outdated medicines. Prescription and over-the-counter medications carry expiration dates for a reason: After a certain time, their chemical compositions can break down and cause more harm than good if used. Be sure to flush unused, expired prescription drugs and other outdated medicines down the toilet to avoid the potentially toxic problems that can arise from unapproved usage.
-- Keep relevant information on hand. Post the number for the National Poison Control Hotline (1-800-222-1222) next to every phone. Also, be sure to read the labels on containers of harmful substances; they usually offer important first-aid information.
In addition to convenient access to discounts on home improvement materials, AP9 AtHomeRewards also offers a wide variety of benefits that help members save money on home furnishings and decor, family entertainment and much more.
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About AP9 AtHomeRewards
AP9 AtHomeRewards is a leading membership discount program offered by Adaptive Marketing LLC. Headquartered in Norwalk, Conn., Adaptive Marketing is a category leader in both membership and loyalty programs, bringing value direct to consumers through an array of benefits in healthcare, discounts, security, personal property and personals. Members may access their benefits at DealPass.com, an online portal for Adaptive Marketing membership programs. With broad online and offline distribution capabilities, Adaptive Marketing offers its corporate client partners effective tools to enhance market presence, strengthen customer affinity and generate additional value through programs, such as AP9 AtHomeRewards.
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