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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...

2014-01-28 23:02:10

Consolidated Appropriations Act Passed House with 359-67 Vote and Senate with 72-26 Vote; PC Network Act Passed House with 388-18 Vote and Senate with Unanimous Consent Vote Alexandria, Va. (PRWEB) January 28, 2014 Please note - Correction appears in fourth paragraph clarifying the authorization amount per year. The American Association of Poison Control Centers and the experts at America’s 56 poison centers are commending the U.S. Congress for its recent passage of the Consolidated...

2014-01-27 23:01:26

Consolidated Appropriations Act Passed House with 359-67 Vote and Senate with 72-26 Vote; PC Network Act Passed House with 388-18 Vote and Senate with Unanimous Consent Vote Alexandria, Va. (PRWEB) January 27, 2014 The American Association of Poison Control Centers and the experts at America’s 56 poison centers are commending the U.S. Congress for its recent passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014 along with the Poison Center Network Act and President Obama for signing the...

2014-01-10 16:21:57

DES PLAINES, Ill., Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Emergency Nurses Association applauds the House of Representatives for passing H.R. 3527, the Poison Center Network Act, by a vote of 388-18. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131217/DC35231LOGO) This important legislation reauthorizes funding for the operation of our nation's 57 poison control centers for fiscal years 2015 - 2019. The bill provides support for the centers' 24-hour toll-free phone number; the...

2014-01-06 23:02:58

2012 report provides information about 3.3 million cases managed by poison centers nationwide. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) January 06, 2014 In 2012, America’s 57 poison centers managed 3.3 million cases, an average of more than 9,000 per day, according to the recently published 2012 Annual Report of the American Association of Poison Control Centers’ National Poison Data System. The American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) maintains the National Poison Data System (NPDS), a...

2013-07-16 23:02:09

America’s Poison Experts Offer Tips To Stay Poison-Free While Traveling Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) July 16, 2013 The American Association of Poison Control Centers and the experts at America’s 57 poison centers are encouraging summer travelers to stay poison-free while vacationing, according to Wendy Stephan, educator with the Florida Poison Information Center – Miami. “Poison emergencies can happen anytime, anywhere – even on vacation,” Stephan said. “In fact, poisonings often...

2013-06-14 23:00:39

AAPCC President Thanks Urban Outfitters for Removing Products. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) June 14, 2013 The American Association of Poison Control Centers and the experts at America´s 57 poison centers are pleased with Urban Outfitters´ decision to remove its line of products designed to look like prescription medicine bottles. Today, AAPCC President Marsha Ford, MD, FACMT, FACEP, issued the following statement: “Today, we have learned that Urban Outfitters has decided to stop...

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...

2012-03-18 23:00:46

AAPCC Celebrates 50th Annual National Poison Prevention Week Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) March 18, 2012 The American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) is reminding Americans that poisonings can happen at any time to anyone of any age, according to Debbie Carr, AAPCC executive director. “The 50th anniversary of National Poison Prevention Week is the perfect time to highlight the fact that poisonings can happen to anyone and poison prevention is for everyone, from children to...


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  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
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