March 18-24th is Poison Prevention Week

Posted on March 20, 2013 12:01 pm CDT

This week is National Poison Prevention Week! Poisoning is now the leading cause of death from injuries in the United States, as reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. In this report, it was noted that in 2008, the number of poisoning deaths exceeded the number of motor vehicle traffic deaths for the first time since at least 1980. A poison is any substance that can harm someone if it is used in the wrong way. by the wrong person or in the wrong amount.

Medicine Store recommends that you look over the poisoning prevention tips in order to educate yourself on common general safety tips, medicine safety tips and household product safety tips. If you ever have any questions regarding poison prevention, please call us. If you ever suspect that a poisoning has happened, please call 1(800)222-1222 to reach your local poison center. This national toll-free number works anywhere in the U.S. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

The National Poison Prevention Week Council and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have offered very helpful tips to prevent poisoning. Please click on the links below to visit the websites to obtain information and helpful hints on poison prevention.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention-

 http://www.cdc.gov/homeandrecreationalsafety/poisoning/preventiontips.htm

 

Poison Prevention Week Council-

http://www.poisonprevention.org/

 

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