This week marks the annual awareness of poison prevention week a nationwide campaign during a time when kids are inside more than ever. Poison awareness is used to highlight the dangers of chemicals and household items for people of all ages by reminding them of the three P’s; prepare, prevent and protect.
Prepare by knowing the National Poison Hotline in case something unexpected happens, that phone number is 1-800-222-1222.
Prevent by knowing what chemicals should never mix, such as chlorine and vinegar which causes chlorinated gas that can lead to suffocation. A simple web search will detail this and many others.
And protect those in your household by storing any liquids or items that can be ingested by children up high and out of their reach.
Please take the time to learn and practice the three P’s and share this information with others.