Antifreeze, or ethylene glycol, has a sweet smell and taste that is attractive to children and pets and is highly toxic.
All antifreeze, new and used, must be safely stored to avoid tragic consequences.
- Never make someone vomit if they have ingested anything questionable.
- Rinse your mouth, but do not eat or drink anything.
- Never transfer antifreeze to other containers that children may associate with food or drink.
- Alert others to the potential hazard of antifreeze, especially care givers and grandparents.
If someone has come into contact with antifreeze, call your local poison center at 1-800-222-1222.