March 15, 2010
March Is Poison Prevention Month
MARCH IS POISON PREVENTION MONTH - Members of the Children's Board of Oswego are helping to reduce accidental poisoning in Oswego County by distributing information about Poison Prevention Month. From left are Chris Kearns, County Legislature Chairman Barry Leemann, and Cindy Mather.
Every year thousands of children are poisoned by common household products such as insect sprays, cleaners, paints, bleach, perfumes and medicines. More than half of these poisonings involve children under age five.
March is observed as Poison Prevention Month across the U.S. to call attention to the dangers of household poisonings. Oswego County Legislature Chairman Barry Leemann recently presented a proclamation for Poison Prevention Month to members of the Oswego Children's Board.
The Upstate Poison Prevention Center suggests the following precautions:
For additional information, contact the Upstate Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222 or visit the center's Web site at www.upstate.edu/poison.
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