Toxic Free is Easy as 1-2-3!
According to the Health Resources and Services Administration, there are 2,200,000 human poison exposures
annually. Of those, nearly 50% involved children younger than 6 years. Furthermore, common household items
such as cleaning products and medicines are the leading cause of poisonings in this age group.
The Toxic Free is Easy as 1-2-3 program is designed to educate parents and caregivers about the risk that household hazardous products pose to children together with ways to reduce the chances of exposures and poisonings. It is a 3 step process to 1) determine what HHW products are in the home, 2) properly dispose of them, and 3) seek safer alternatives.