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Holiday Safety

AT THIS TIME OF THE YEAR THERE ARE LOTS OF NEW THINGS TO LOOK AT IN OUR HOMES.  KIDS ARE NORMALLY CURIOUS AND WILL WANT TO TOUCH AND TASTE ALL THE NEW HOLIDAY DECORATION.  SAFE KIDS KANSAS SAYS TO ·   KEEP ALCOHOL (INCLUDING BAKING EXTRACTS) OUT OF REACH AND DO NOT LEAVE ALCOHOLIC DRINKS UNATTENDED. DON’T FORGET TO STORE ALL MEDICATIONS, INCLUDING THOSE FOR CHILDREN, OUT OF REACH.    COLOR ADDITIVES USED IN FIREPLACE FIRES ARE A TOXIC PRODUCT AND SHOULD BE STORED OUT OF REACH. ARTIFICIAL SNOW SPRAYS ARE ALSO HARMFUL IF INHALED.    HOLLY BERRIES, MISTLETOE BERRIES, POINSETTIAS, AMARYLLIS, BOXWOOD, CHRISTMAS ROSE, CROWN OF THORNS, ENGLISH IVY AND JERUSALEM CHERRY ARE ALL POTENTIALLY HARMFUL IF EATEN. IF A CHILD EATS ANY PART OF A NON-FOOD PLANT, CALL THE POISON CONTROL CENTER AT 800-222-1222.