Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Tips on Poison Control Prevention Week

This week we will be giving you several tips and facts about Poison Control Prevention Week. We hope that this information is a great reminder on how to keep our children safe.

Children Act Fast....So do Poisons
  • Over 50% of calls to poison centers involve children 6 Years and younger. Keep medicine locked up and out of reach
  • Keep cleaning supplies and medicines locked up and away from children.
  • When it comes to poison prevention, child-resistant is not child-proof. Layer the protection: re-seal, lock up, out of sign and reach
  • Tell children what medicine is and why you must be the one to give it to them. Never call medicine "candy" to get them to take it
  • Keep the Poison Control line number handy. Save it to your cell phone also
Poison Centers: Saving you Time and Money
  • Poison centers are Fast, Confidential, and give expert medical advice 24/7 for free
  • More than 90 percent of cases from the public can be managed over the phone without a hospital visit.
  • Poison Centers save $1.8 billion a year by keeping people out of hospitals and getting them back to work and school sooner.


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