National Poison Prevention Week

by Tina Keller - Your Mom of GREEN Expert
(Ohio)

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CALL POISON CONTROL 24/7 for Help & First Aid

National Poison Prevention Week. It's March 14-20, 2010. Did you know that there is a National Poison Prevention Week? I didn't! This is something I just found out about and I think it's WONDERFUL!!


There are two themes this year for National Poison Prevention Week.

Theme #1: Children Act fast.... So do Poisons!
Theme #2: Poisonings Span a Lifetime

This would be a great time to talk with your children about poisons!

Here are a few ideas for National Poison Prevention Week:

-Post the Poison Center Number by your phones 1-800-222-1222
-Program the Poison Center Number into your cell phone
-ALWAYS call medicine by it's name, NEVER call it Candy!
-Store all Products in original containers, NEVER put them in food or beverage containers
-If you use dangerous cleaning products, store & lock them out of sight of children
-Lock all cabinets with child proof safety latches that lock when you close the door
-If the doorbell or phone rings, take children with you, do NOT leave a child unattended even for a minute if you have any cleaning or personal care products out! (Children act fast, So do Poisons!)
-Put dangerous cleaning or personal care products away immediately after use
-Keep poisonous plants out of reach of children & Pets--better yet, don't even bring them into your home! For a list of poisonous plants call 1-800-222-1222.


FYI:

"A child is accidentally poisoned every 30 seconds at home..."

-U.S. Poison Control Centers

Let's All work together to prevent Poisonings!

FOR MORE INFORMATION & FIRST AID 24/7:
CALL: 1-800-222-1222

When you dial this number, your call will be routed to the local poison center in your area.

Your local poison control center will be happy to assist you in any way!

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Great Info
by: Anonymous

Thank you very much for this information. I didn't know about National Poison Prevention Week either. I will be working with my children more this month to learn about poisons.

Thank you for the advice about Medicine and not calling it candy. My friend does that with her children and doesn't believe it's bad. I will direct her here to look at this. Again thank you.

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Candy & Medicine Look Alike! BE AWARE!
by: Tina Keller - Your Mom of Green Expert

Candy and Medicine look very much a like and poses a HUGE danger for our children! REMEMBER Your child is Unable to read the label & Medicine Looks like Candy to Them!

Keep these Tips in Mind:

- NEVER EVER Call Medicine Candy

- Medicine should be stored where children can not SEE or REACH them!

- Know that NOTHING is completely Childproof-- But Make sure there is childproof Packaging if possible!

- Make sure you ALWAYS take medicine out of sight from children. Kids learn everything by watching and imitating!

- It is important to teach your child to always ask an adult before putting anything into their mouths!

I really hope these tips help! Keep reminding friends and family to call Medicine by it's name and not Candy! Remind Grandparents & other caregivers of the same thing when your child is visiting!!


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