National Poison Prevention Week
National Poison Prevention Week is March 18-24, 2017. This annual awareness event is nationally designated to highlight the dangers of poisonings and how to prevent them. If you ever have to call 9-1-1 in the event of a poisoning, your Smart911 Safety Profile can relay important information to 9-1-1 call takers and first responders.
– More than 90 percent of these poisonings occur in the home.
– The majority of non-fatal poisonings occur in children younger than six years old.
– Poisonings are one of the leading causes of death among adults.
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