The Public Should Childproof Access To Hazardous Substances In Their Homes

Vincentians are being urged to take extra precaution in the storage of household chemicals, as they could result in serious medical complications if ingested by children.

The advice came from Consultant Pediatrician at the Milton Cato memorial Hospital, Dr. Rosemarie Boyle, during the Vies On Issues programme aired on NBC Radio yesterday.

Dr. Boyle said the Christmas season generally sees an increase in cases where children ingest substances that are not intended for the digestive system.
Dr. Boyle is also urging persons to ensure proper storage of alcoholic beverages.