National Poison Prevention Week

National Poison Prevention Week is nationally designated to highlight poisoning dangers and how to prevent them.  Poisoning is the leading cause of injury death in the United States. Since 1962, the President of the United States has proclaimed the third week of March as National Poison Prevention Week to raise awareness about the dangers of poisonings and how to prevent them. 

The following daily themes will be promoted in 2018:

  Monday, March 19 – Children Act Fast … So Do Poisons
 Tuesday, March 20 – Poison Centers: Saving You Time and Money
 Wednesday, March 21 – Poisonings Span a Lifetime
 Thursday, March 22 – Home Safe Home
 Friday, March 23 – Medicine Safety

Please contact us at 1-800-222-1222 if you would like to order free education materials to share in your community or want information on hosting a local event during poison prevention week. Please keep in mind our schedules fill up months in advance  when scheduling a guest speaker or presentation.

By programming the Poison Help number, 1-800-222-1222, into your phone and posting it somewhere visible in your home, you can be ready in the event of a poison emergency or if you have a question. We are happy to announce that a new way to quickly get the Poison Help number includes texting the word “poison” to 797979, you will be automatically texted back a link to download a vCard into your smartphone that is pre-loaded with the contact information for poison help.