About 60,000 young children end up in the ER each year due to accidental poisoning from medications — that’s more than poisoning from all household products combined. As part of
the Poison Prevention Week Council (PPWC), Parents and caregivers need to learn to prevent medication poisoning by keeping medicines up, away, and out of sight of children.
For National Poison Prevention Week, the PPWC and individual partners will take to social media to bring awareness to common, and often hidden, poison dangers, as well as to offer simple steps you can take to prevent poisonings.
Learn more: Poison Prevention.org
Educational Videos: Accidents happen. Be prepared. Program the Poison Help line number into your phone and share it with your family and friends so it's there when you need it most. For more information, watch this video and visit www.PoisonHelp.hrsa.gov. Additional poison prevention videos are available: http://www.poisonhelp.hrsa.gov/resources/videos/index.html