National Poison Prevention Week is March 18-24, which was established by congress over 50 years ago to raise awareness of unintentional poisonings. During this week poison centers will be organizing events to educate professionals and the public on how to prevent poisonings from occurring and what to do if a poisoning does occur.
Over one million poisonings involving small children are reported to poison centers each year, but the most serious poisonings and related fatalities occur in teens and adults. Many of these poisonings could have been prevented.
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