Poison Prevention Week information

The week of March 13 is designated as Poison Prevention Week.   

According to Poison Control “every eight minutes, someone needs a poison center” (2010, American Association of Poison Control Centers).  Here are some tips from Poison Control on prevention:

  1. Keep medicines and household products in their original container and in a different place from food.
  2. Always read the label and follow any directions
  3. Keep household and products and medicines locked up. Put them where kids can’t see them or reach them.
  4. Buy products with child–resistant products, but remember that nothing is really child-proof.
  5. Never call medicine “candy”
  6. Learn about products and drugs that young people use to get high. Talk to your teens or pre-teens about theses dangers.
  7. Have a working carbon monoxide alarm in your home as well as smoke dictator . Make sure batteries are change every 3 months.
  8. Consider putting the poison control number (under ICEPC -In case of Emergency Poison Control 1-800-222-1222) on your cell phone as well as on your children’s cell phones. Hopefully, you already have an ICE number on all of your phones as well. 
  9. Please remember your pet.

(2010,American Association of Poison Control Centers)

A variety of handouts are available here from the Maryland Poison Center:

Poison-Proofing your Home- Poison-Proofing Your Home flyer   plain text

Poison Emergencies - Emergency Action for Poisoning flyer   plain text  

Poison Safety Checklist-   Poison Safety Checklist flyer   plain text
 
Poisonous Plants Information-   Poisonous Plants flyer   plain text

Contact Maryland Poison Center for free magnets, key cards, and other handouts to help with the prevention and treatment of poison emergencies in your home.
http://www.mdpoison.com/education/

           

 

 

 

 

Learn about products and drugs that young people use to get high. Talk to your teens or pre-teens about theses dangers.

Have a working carbon monoxide alarm in your home as well as smoke dictator . Make sure batteries are change every 3 months.

Learn about products and drugs that young people use to get high. Talk to your teens or pre-teens about theses dangers.

Have a working carbon monoxide alarm in your home as well as smoke dictator . Make sure batteries are change every 3 months.

Learn about products and drugs that young people use to get high. Talk to your teens or pre-teens about theses dangers.

Have a working carbon monoxide alarm in your home as well as smoke dictator . Make sure batteries are change every 3 months.