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: