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Latest National Poison Prevention Week Stories

2014-03-20 12:26:03

In observance of National Poison Prevention Week, prevent and protect children from injury WASHINGTON, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In observance of National Poison Prevention Week, the American Cleaning Institute (ACI) is working to share messages about laundry safety with parents and caregivers in a new :60 second animated video. This new video could prevent a serious accident as it contains important safety messages about how to safely use single-load liquid laundry packets....

2014-03-17 23:21:19

Dallas personal injury lawyer Jeff Rasansky discusses National Poison Prevention Week, and shares some tips on protecting your children from household poisoning accidents. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) March 17, 2014 National Poison Prevention Week began Sunday, March 16th, and runs through Saturday March 22nd. Started more than 50 years ago, the event seeks to reduce the number of deaths due to accidental poisoning in the United States. It’s estimated that 40 children die every year as a result...

2014-03-14 23:02:13

National Poison Prevention Week Runs March 16-22, 2014 Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) March 14, 2014 The American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) will join local poison centers and poison prevention partners across the country in celebrating National Poison Prevention Week March 16 through 22, 2014, according to AAPCC President Marsha Ford, MD, FACMT, FACEP. Since 1962, the President of the United States has proclaimed the third week of March as National Poison Prevention Week to...

2014-03-13 08:27:55

Safe Kids Worldwide Issues Alert: 3 out of 4 ER Visits for Medicine Poisoning are due to Kids Getting into Parents' or Grandparents' Medicine WASHINGTON, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today Safe Kids Worldwide released a new research report identifying new insights into why kids are getting into medicine nearly 500,000 times per year. Every minute of every day, a poison control center receives a call about a potential medicine poisoning for a child age five and under. And 64,000...

2014-03-12 08:31:57

Inventors Earn 50 Percent of Licensing Royalties for Successfully Commercialized Ideas CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Edison Nation Medical, a medical device incubator and healthcare innovation portal, is launching a global search to uncover innovative ideas for improving the design, packaging and administration of medications as a way to address the issue of accidental poisonings. This search coincides with National Poison Prevention Week, which takes place March 16...

2013-03-20 08:26:46

Child medication risks misunderstood; Safe Kids offers simple tips to save children's lives WASHINGTON, March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today Safe Kids Worldwide released a new research report that found kids are getting into medicine at an alarming rate. Every minute of every day, a poison control center receives a call about a potential medicine poisoning for a child age five and under. And 67,000 times each year, or every eight minutes, a young child goes to the...

2013-03-19 16:22:19

WASHINGTON, March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), along with the consumer product safety agencies in Canada and Mexico, are reminding parents and caregivers about the dangers of unintentional poisoning. During Poison Prevention Week 2013 (March 17-23), the agencies will promote poison awareness. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20030904/USCSCLOGO) Unintentional poisoning is one of the leading causes of injury among children....

2013-03-19 12:27:15

OTTAWA, March 19, 2013 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada, along with the consumer product safety agencies in the United States and Mexico, are reminding parents and caregivers about the dangers of poison during Poison Prevention Week 2013 (March 17-23). Unintentional poisoning is one of the leading causes of injury among children. Even though these incidents can be prevented, thousands of children in Canada visit emergency rooms after consuming poisonous substances each year....

2013-03-18 23:04:34

AAPCC and America's Poison Centers observe National Poison Prevention Week Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) March 18, 2013 The American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) is cautioning parents, grandparents and caregivers that children act fast, and so do poisons, according to Salvador Baeza, PharmD, DABAT, director of the West Texas Regional Poison Center. “About half of all poison exposures reported to poison centers involve children younger than 6, most often occurring when...

2012-03-25 23:01:45

AAPCC Observes 50th Annual National Poison Prevention Week Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) March 24, 2012 In celebration of National Poison Prevention Month, the American Association of Poison Control Centers is highlighting more than 50 years of service from America´s local poison centers, according to Dr. Richard Dart, president of the American Association of Poison Control Centers. “The first poison center was formed in Illinois in 1953, and today, 57 poison centers provide lifesaving...