Accessible Script for Poison Awareness CD Starring Billie Ball

  • Hi boys and girls, I'm Billie, your poison prevention hero.
  • Did you know that most poisonings are accidents?
  • And accidents aren't supposed to happen!
  • Today a friend of mine is going to lead you through some fun and exciting poison prevention lessons.

So, let's get started!

  • Hi, I'm Gail, from the Poison Control Center.
  • Billie asked me to help teach you about poison prevention.
  • My favorite subject!
  • So, if you are ready, let's go!
  • To begin your poison prevention lesson, click on the "Teach" box.
  • After you have completed this section, click on "Maze", "Find" or "Match" to discover exciting poison prevention games.
  • This section will teach you more about poisons.
  • Click on an arrow to proceed.
  • What is a poison?
  • Many things can be poisonous that you might not know about!
  • Can you tell what's wrong with this picture?
  • You were reaching for medicine!
  • Medicine can make sick people well!
  • But it can also make well people sick!
  • It is important to follow the directions on the label.
  • Medicine can be harmful to you if you don't follow directions!
  • Not all poisons make you sick right away.
  • There are many ways to be poisoned.
  • By breathing into the lungs!
  • By eating or drinking something poisonous!
  • By squirting or spraying something into your eyes!
  • By splashing something on your skin.
  • Many cleaning products smell good.
  • But that doesn't mean you should eat or drink them!
  • They are only meant for adults to clean with.
  • Remember, when you are not sure, ask first before you eat or drink anything.
  • Did you know that many medicines and household cleaning products look similar to food, drink and even candy?
  • These are called "look alikes".
  • Here are some examples.
  • Now, remember the matched pairs, because later I'm going to ask you to match:
    • Soap, Minute Maid Juice
    • Pine Cleaner, Apple Juice
    • Cranberry Juice, Lamp Oil
    • Laxative, Ginger Ale
    • Mouthwash, Red Soda Pop
    • Diet Pepsi, Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer
    • Genesee Cream Ale, Seven Up
    • Comet Cleanser, Kraft Parmesan Cheese
    • Windshield Washer Fluid, Hawaiian Punch
    • Ex-Lax, Hershey Bar
    • Moth Balls, Mini Marshmallows
    • D-Con, Weebs

These should be stored in their original containers.

  • Apple Juice and the other is Pine Cleaner.

OK, let's review what we've learned.

  • Many things can be poisonous! Poisons can be solid, liquid or gas.
  • Poisons may look like food or drink.
  • And remember, always ask first.
  • Well boys and girls, you've done a great job. Now you are ready to practice what you've learned.
  • To return to the main menu, click on "Quit", then select the game you want to play.
  • Click on an arrow to help Billie find his way home, which could be under any pink box.
  • Don't forget, stay away from poisons!

The Maze Game

  • This cleaning product looks just like the cheese you put on spaghetti!
  • It's great to clean the sink, but should you eat it?
  • If you said no, you are right!
  • Now, keep going!
  • You've discovered moth balls. They look like mini marshmallows, but should you eat them?
  • If you said no, you are right!
  • Now, keep going!
  • Congratulations, you've helped Billie get home.
  • Thanks for keeping him safe from poisons.
  • Can you identify the poisons in Billie's home?
  • Click on any door!
  • Can you find the poisonous products in this room?
  • The Poison Control Center says that some berries, plants and mushrooms are poisonous!
  • So don't put any in your mouth unless you ask first, no matter how good they look.
  • These products are called "cosmetics".
  • They may help, but they won't make you feel good if you eat or drink any of them.
  • Moth balls may look like mini marshmallows, but they are very poisonous.
  • They even smell badly. Stay away!
  • Can you find the poisonous product?
  • Medicine can make sick people well, but it can also make well people sick.
  • Don't take medicine without an adult to help you!
  • Deodorant helps Mom & Dad smell good, but it won't make you feel good if you get it in your eyes or in your mouth!
  • If you don't know what something is, ask first.
  • Mouthwash is used by adults to keep their breath fresh and teeth clean, but don't swallow mouthwash, because some mouthwash has alcohol in it, which can make you very sick.
  • Mouthwash is for adults.
  • Can you find the poisonous products in this room?
  • Paint can help your house look better, but even breathing in some paints can be poisonous.
  • Avoid paint products.
  • Bleach is a product to keep your clothes white, but if you splash it on your skin or in your eyes, make sure you rinse that area right away! It's better to stay away.
  • You may be allowed to play in the laundry room, but don't touch laundry products like detergent, fabric softener or bleach. They can splash in your eyes or on your skin. It's better not to play with these products.
  • Try to find the poisonous products.
  • There are many things to eat and drink in the kitchen, but this floor cleaner certainly isn't one of them!
  • Cleaning products can harm you if you eat or drink them... or if you splash them in your eyes or on your skin... or sometimes, even if you breathe the fumes into your lungs.
  • Dishwashing soap is meant to clean your dishes, but you could feel very sick if you drink this.
  • If you don't know what something is, ask first.
  • Some vitamins smell and taste very sweet. Remember, vitamins are medicine! Medicine is not candy. Take only as directed.
  • Super Glue is not like regular glue, and it certainly is not a toy!
  • Ask an adult to help you.
  • Click on any door.
  • Search the room to find poisonous products.
  • Alcohol can be dangerous, even for adults, so children should definitely leave these drinks alone!
  • Never put any seeds, berries, mushrooms or put plants in your mouth no matter how good they look... because many of them are poisonous.
  • Always ask first.
  • Did you know that cigarettes contain nicotine, which is poisonous... especially if you eat cigarettes? Yuk!!!
  • Search for the poisonous product.
  • Pesticides are products that we use on our lawn to kill bugs. These products contain chemicals that could kill you.
  • Don't even touch the container.
  • Gasoline can be very dangerous. Sometimes adults store gasoline in pop bottles or other containers.
  • Never touch anything in the garage if you don't know what it is. Ask first.
  • Washer fluid is good for the car's window, but this is another product that could be harmful to you
  • if you drink it or splash it in your eyes.
  • Stay healthy by keeping away from these kinds of products.
  • Motor oil is good to use in a car, but, did you know that if you drink it, it would mean a trip to the emergency room?
  • Stay away from these products... even if you see them in a recycling bin!
  • Congratulations!!! That was a good job!!!
  • Remember the matched pairs of look alikes you saw on the "Teach" section?
  • Well, now it's your chance to match them.
  • Click on the pink boxes with Billie's face on it. Match poison products that look like food products.
  • This soda and this medicine may look similar, but you wouldn't want to drink medicine instead of soda, would you?
  • One of these products is a candy bar. The other is a medicine that is meant to look and taste like chocolate... but you wouldn't want to eat medicine instead of a candy bar, would you?
  • These products may look and sound alike when you shake the box, but one is candy; the other is a mouse killer. Don' t make this mistake. It could be deadly.
  • Moth balls may look like mini marshmallows, but moth balls can be very dangerous.
  • If you find moth balls in a closet, stay away from them!
  • These two may look alike, but one is windshield washer fluid and one is juice.
  • Drinking windshield washer fluid could kill you. Don't touch!
  • Lamp oil and juice may look alike, but if you drink lamp oil you would have to make a trip to the Emergency Room. Please don 't make that mistake.
  • Parmesan cheese is good to put on your spaghetti, but cleanser isn't. Make sure you know the difference. Look at labels carefully.
  • Soda and beer often times come in the same types of packages. Even though beer may taste good to you, it isn't good for you. Stay away from products with alcohol!
  • Both of these products have pictures of lemons on the label, but one is a juice and one is a dishwashing soap. Don't be confused.
  • This mouthwash may look very much like a soda on your screen, but mouthwash contains alcohol, which is bad for you. Don't ever drink mouthwash!
  • This pine cleaner may look like apple juice, but it isn't.
  • Sometimes adults put cleaning products in cups and in glass jars. Be smart, if you don't know what something is, always ask first.
  • Congratulations, that was a good job. Remember, don't let these products confuse you. Many poisonous products can look like food products. Always ask first.
  • Good job! Remember, all these products are good products. They become bad products when they are used the wrong way. If you are not sure what something is, always remember to ask an adult first.
  • So kids, this is Gail Banach and Billie the Ball, your poison hero, saying, so long for now, and remember, ALWAYS ASK FIRST!
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