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Poison Prevention Educator Kit

More than 4.3 million calls were made to U.S. Poison Control Centers in 2008, according to new data by the American Association of Poison Control Centers.  Of the calls made in 2008, 13 percent were related to exposure to painkillers, 9 percent concerned cosmetics or personal care products, and 8.6 percent were about household cleaning products. Children younger than 6 were involved in about half of all poison exposure calls.

Although most people think of poisoning as a childhood issue, adults are overwhelmingly the cause for the recent increase in unintentional poisoning deaths.  In some states, overdoses have surpassed motor vehicle crash deaths to become the leading cause of unintentional death.


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Purpose of the Kit

The purpose of this kit is to reduce poisonings through a train-the-trainer approach.  Components of the kit include poison prevention education materials for the community and workplace as well as evaluation tools and fact sheets. Download the complete PDF of the kit.

Poison Prevention Educator Kit


Fact Sheets



For poisonings that can be safely handled at home, call the national poison control center number at 1-800-222-1222. Dial 9-1-1 immediately for all other emergencies. 

Poison Control Centers



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National Poison Prevention Week is every third week of March
Each of us can take simple steps to prevent accidental poisonings and promote community involvement in poison prevention.






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