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Poison Prevention Week

Duration: 3/19/2017 12:00 AM - 3/25/2017 11:59 PM

The Poison Prevention Week Council is over 50 Years Old!

[Poison Prevention] provide[s] information about the events associated with National Poison Prevention Week, the steps that you can take to help prevent accidental poisonings and tips for promoting community involvement in poison prevention.

More than 2 million poisonings are reported each year to the 57 poison control centers across the country. More than 90 percent of these poisonings occur in the home. The majority of non-fatal poisonings occur in children younger than six years old. And, poisonings are one of the leading causes of death among adults.

The U.S. Congress established National Poison Prevention Week on September 16, 1961 (P.L. 87-319). Shortly thereafter, the Poison Prevention Week Council was organized to coordinate this annual event and promote poison prevention.

National Poison Prevention Week, the third week in March each year, is a week nationally designated to highlight the dangers of poisonings and how to prevent them. However, every day people can and do prevent poisonings. [Poison Prevention] invite[s] you to review the information on [their] site and become actively involved in helping ensure the safety of children and adults in your home and your community.

Visit the Poison Prevention Website

Join the Poison Prevention Facebook Group

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