Poison Prevention Month 2012

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New York State Health Department Bans Synthetic Pot

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Upstate New York Poison Center to begin public awareness campaign on the dangers of synthetic marijuana

The Upstate New York Poison Center at Upstate Medical University is launching an aggressive awareness campaign aimed at educating the public on the dangers of synthetic marijuana.

The Poison Center's campaign will target parents, teachers, youth, healthcare workers and others in hopes of increasing the level of awareness this dangerous product and its potentially fatal effects. The campaign will include presentations and public service announcements.

It is critically important that people know and understand the serious dangers related to using these drugs. Download Fact Sheet PDF document

For more information or to schedule a program for your organization please contact 315-464-7078 or Email: Health Education


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The Upstate New York Poison Center wants everyone to program 1-800-222-1222 into their cell phones. That's the Poison Center's telephone number and those few minutes saved from looking it up could make a difference when dealing with a poisoning situation.

Poisonings can happen at any time and at any age, so it is important to be prepared. Watch the video >

March is National Poisons & Inhalants Awareness Week (NIPAW)

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Erie County Legislator Edward A. Rath, left, and Minority Leader John J. Mills presented a proclamation to Mary Beth Dreyer, Public Health Educator with Upstate New York Regional Poison Center, in recognition of the 50th anniversary of National Poison Prevention Week March 18-24. The proclamation was read during a presentation at the Legislature's March 15, 2012 session.