A tin of both black and brown shoe polish sits on a shining cloth besides polishing brushes.

Shoe Polish

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Shoe polish is a substance made up of waxes, dyes, and solvents in the form of solid wax, cream, or liquid. With most things made from chemicals, it’s important to keep out of reach from children and pets.

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Squares of colorful uncured polymer clay sit on a white table.

Polymer Clay

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Polymer clay is a popular crafting material for children and adults made out of synthetic materials. There are no natural clay particles in polymer clay. Polymer clay is a mix of plastic, resin, fillers, and coloring agents.

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A dropper is held over an open vial of tea tree oil.

Tea Tree Oil

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Tea tree oil comes from the leaves of the Melaleuca alternifolia tree and is thought to have powerful “germ-fighting properties.” It may also help heal acne and psoriasis, control dandruff and athlete’s foot, and repel insects.

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Kava root extract as a pill form sits in a wooden bowl on a counter.

Kava

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Kava kava root is offered in beverages, capsules, and extracts. It’s believed to help with mood, sleep disorders, anxiety, and depression. But having too much of this root can cause liver toxicity.

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A bottle of Chloraseptic cherry flavor sits on a counter top.

Chloraseptic® Spray

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Chloraseptic® sore throat spray helps to relieve mouth or throat irritation and uses Phenol, which helps to numb the area. What happens if you or someone in your house swallows Chloraseptic® instead of spitting it out?

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An up-opened packet of asthma/allergy pill medication sits on a counter top.

Singulair

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Singulair® is a medication that is used to help treat asthma, allergies, and wheezing after exercising. It is available as tablets, chewable tablets, and granules.

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Acid reducing pills sitting on a counter with prescription bottle behind.

Acid Reducers

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Acid reducers such as Tagamet®, Pepcid AC®, and Prevacid®, are popular household items that you can get over the counter. These help to reduce the amount of acid that is made in the stomach to help relieve heartburn, GERD, and ulcers.

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Urine

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Most of our poisoning questions about urine involve accidental ingestions by children. Sometimes when left unsupervised in the bathroom, children will play in the toilet and ingest taste amounts of urine.

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