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Personal Care Products

The most common poisons are products you use in your house every day. A poison is any substance that can cause sickness or death if it gets into or on your body.

You and your family can be poisoned by personal care products if you:

  • Eat or drink them
  • Inhale them
  • Get them in your eyes
  • Get them on your skin

Dangerous personal care products include:

  • Aftershave
  • Cosmetics
  • Hair dye
  • Hair permanents and relaxers
  • Medication
  • Mouthwash
  • Nail glue, primer, polish and remover
  • Perfume and cologne
  • Talc powders

After use, close containers tightly, and put these items in a locked cabinet.

Take action if you think someone has been poisoned

If you suspect someone has been poisoned by a personal care product, call The University of Kansas Hospital Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222.


24-hour Poison Control Center hotline: 1-800-222-1222

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