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When Life Happens: March 2021 Poison Prevention Month


March is National Poison Prevention Awareness Month and every third week of March is National Poison Prevention Week
Most poisonings are not planned, but they can and do happen. This month aims to educate everyone of everyday poisoning risks, how we can help, and share the number to call in a poison emergency or for poison prevention information. 

Each year the Upstate New York Poison Center manages more than 50,000 calls from health care providers, 911 operators, hospitals, industry, schools, and the general public in our 54-county service area. Of these calls, 91% are managed at home and do not require a visit to a doctor and/or a hospital.


                                                We are available at 1-800-222-1222

How to support "Poison Prevention Month" this March:
      National Poison Prevention Week Website
      Save the date for free, live, virtual events Monday - Thursday at 1:00 p.m. (EST)

      March Newsletter 
      Know "Poison Basics 101" and our top poisonings in 2020

      Watch Our 'What's a Poison?' Video
      Hear from our staff on how to know what's a poison in your home and outside   
      Poison Prevention Tips
      Fast tips for when a poisoning occurs     

      Medication Safety Brochure
      Quick guide (can be printed) to medication safety 
      Teaching Tools
      Lesson plans, activity sheets, poison safety checklist and other information to 
      teach about poison safety in school or at-home