Raising Awareness for National Poison Prevention Week

*updated January 2019

The US Congress established National Poison Prevention Week on September 16th, 1961. More than two million poisonings are reported each year to the 57 poison control centers across the country. More than 90 percent of 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. For these reasons alone, we should be prepared if we ever find ourselves in a situation involving poison. This blog will help you in regards to raising awareness for National Poison Prevention Week which occurs between March 17th-23st this year.

Poison Prevention and Treatments Pocket Slider

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Stay better informed and prepared about poisons with the help of this custom imprinted slide chart. This is a simple giveaway that everyone needs. Topics included are tips on storing poisonous materials around the house, common warning signs that someone has inhaled or ingested a poison, and numerous other safety tips.

The Poison Prevention Dinosaur Coloring Book

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This is an informative coloring book and activity book in one! Without being scary, Ickysaurus tells kids that many things in their homes can be poisonous and how they can avoid those items. This is a great book that will help to keep your little ones informed.

Magnets

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You should keep a magnet on the fridge for Poison Control. You can hand these out during National Poison Prevention Week. You can then co-brand the magnet with your logo! That way, when people have to refer to the Poison Control number, they will see your brand, and know that you were responsible to help save their lives!

Even during the Super Bowl, the topic of poison prevention was brought up. In what was deemed the saddest and worst commercial of all time, Nationwide tried to spread the message on preventable house accidents, including poisonings. #MakeSafeHappen

 

Summary
Event
National Poison Prevention Week
Location
Health Resources and Services Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane,Rockville,MD-20857
Starting on
March 17, 2019
Ending on
March 23, 2019
National Poison Prevention Week aims to raise awareness for poison prevention. Call your local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222 to learn more about how you can participate.
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