Tips For National Poison Prevention Week

It's National Poison Prevention Week (March 20-26) and to celebrate, the first thing you can do is help save your...
child medication, child poisoning, kids medication, medication overdose, misdose medication, overdose, poison control, baby emergency, baby poison, Baby safety, emergency child care, my baby took medication, poison control, Poison preventionIt's National Poison Prevention Week (March 20-26) and to celebrate, the first thing you can do is help save your local poison control center. Congress has decided that's poison control centers aren't that big a deal, and they're considering cutting $27.3 million, or about 93%, of federal funding for poison control centers across the United States. For families, this would mean problems. Funding cuts of this size may mean that many local centers close down. That means longer wait times when you call poison control. That also means a spike in health care costs, because families who can't get help via the free poison control hotline, end up in the ER, which of course, is much more costly. Visit the American Association of Poison Control Centers to learn more and to find out how to contact your senator so you can tell them that you don't agree with poison control center budget cuts. You can also celebrate National Poison Prevention Week by learning how to protect your family from common poison dangers. Check out the following tips! *Image via sxc.

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