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Safe Medicine Storage: A Look at the Disconnect Between Parent Knowledge and Behavior (March 2017)

In 2017, Safe Kids conducted a nationwide online survey among 2,000 parents with children under age 6 in order to better understand their knowledge, attitudes and behaviors when it comes to the safe storage of medicine. 

The survey findings revealed a striking gap between parents’ knowledge of what they should do to protect kids from accidental medicine poisoning and their own behavior or attitudes. In fact, while 9 in 10 parents agree itis important to store all medicine out of sight and up high after every use, nearly 7 in 10 report that, in reality, they often store medicine within a child's sight - on a shelf or surface at or above counter height.

 

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