National Poison Prevention Week is March 20-26, 2016.
Poison Prevention Week Posters
Click here to view the annual Poison Prevention Week posters as well as view the artwork from the runners up.
50+ Ways to Prevent Poisonings: The National Poison Prevention Week Council has been helping to prevent poisonings for more than 50 years and is made up of representatives from industry, government, non-profit and health organizations to educate the public about the prevention of unintentional poisonings and accidental exposures in and around the home. Download and share these tips to help you protect yourself and your loved ones. Together we can reduce poisonings that can cause death and injuries in the United States.
Poison Help website (English): http://www.poisonhelp.hrsa.gov/
Poison Help website (Spanish): http://www.poisonhelp.hrsa.gov/es/index.html
Poison Help Website Widgets and Badge: Post the Poison Help widget or badge on your website. The widget is an online interactive poison prevention tool designed to add an interactive feature to your website, personal blog, Facebook or Twitter page. The badge is a static image promoting the Poison Help number. Click here to get the widget or badge.
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
Map of Poison Centers: http://www.poisonhelp.hrsa.gov/poison-centers/index.html
Poison Help materials: Call your local poison center at 1-800-222-1222 and ask for an educator to order stickers, magnets, brochures and other poison prevention materials, or call 1-888-ASK-HRSA (275-4772)
Website for the American Association of Poison Control Centers: www.aapcc.org
Laundry Safety: Check out ACI's online fact sheet and learn how to use and store single-load liquid laundry packets safely, then pledge to be the KEY to a safe laundry room and routine at keypledge.com. Download the American Cleaning Institute's laundry safety posters and share with parents of young children: Hands OFF Liquid Laundry Packets (English and Spanish) - Safe Laundry Practices poster - Laundry Room Checklist. Additional resources are available in the ACI Laundry Safety Toolkit for educators.
Home Safe Home: The American Cleaning Institute works toward better living and keeping people safe in their homes – especially when it comes to the safe, proper use, and storage of cleaning products. Download Home Safe Home in English or Spanish and share with families with young children, childcare professionals and Poison Control Centers.
Cleaning Matters® Newsletter: A free bi-monthly newsletter from the American Cleaning Institute with articles that share tips for better living that users can copy and use in public outreach. Articles focus on keeping you, your family, and your home clean and healthy – with advice from trusted experts. Go to www.cleaninginstitute.org/CleaningMatters/ to subscribe to the Cleaning Matters newsletter, gain access to past issues and to receive notices when new issues are published.
Up and Away and Out of Sight: An educational program to remind families of safe medicine storage. Click here for more information.
Injury Prevention and Control: Home and Recreational Safety Website http://www.cdc.gov/HomeandRecreationalSafety/Poisoning
Poison-Proof Your Home One Room at A Time: A checklist which provides a list of activities and action steps that can help parents and caregivers identify sources of pesticide and other household product dangers at home.
Locked Up Poisons: Each year, nearly 1 million children under the age of five are exposed to potentially poisonous medicines and household chemicals. Use CPSC's "Locked Up Poisons" guide to prevent access to potentially harmful medicines and household chemicals. Click here to download the guide.