Wednesday, March 21, 2012

March 20-26 National Poison Prevention Week

Most poisons occur in the home.
     March 20-26 marks National Poison Prevention Week. Have you taken storage precautions for potentially poisonous substances like medicine, cleaners and other household chemicals?

Did you know that the majority of all poison exposures reported to the American Association of Poison Control Centers happen in the caller’s own home?

Three most common substances involved in poison exposures: Painkillers, cosmetics or personal care products, and cleaners.

Household poison prevention: store medicine and household chemicals in locked or secure location, out of reach of children.

Child-resistant packaging does not mean an item is child-proof, so store these items safely out of reach.

Should problems arise, involving household poisons, have your Poison Control Center’s phone number programmed into all family phones.

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