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2024 National Poison Prevention Week is March 17-23, 2024

In 2024, National Poison Prevention Week will take place March 17-23, 2024. The theme is “When the unexpected happens, Poison Help is here for you 24/7.” Whether you have general questions or an emergency, Poison Help is available 24/7/365 at no cost to you. Call Poison Help with questions for medications, cleaning products, insect bites, and food poisoning, just to name a few!

Here Are A Few Simple Ways You Can Get Involved In Raising Awareness Of Poison Prevention And Safety:

Be Prepared

Be Prepared. Save The Poison Help Line Number To Your Phone:

  • The Best Prevention Of A Poison Emergency Is To Have Poison Help's Contact Information On Hand In Case Of An Accidental Exposure.
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Spread Awareness

Spread Awareness: We Have Created A Number Of Tools And Social Media Resources In Both English And Spanish To Help You Raise Awareness And Educate Others About Poison Prevention And Safety

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Play the Poison Prevention Game

Play Poison Investigator: Safety at Home! A majority of poisonings occur in the home. We need poison investigators to help keep this home safe! Are you up to the task? Help us spot the things that could be poisons. When you find something that could be poisonous, click on it!

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What is National Poison Prevention Week?

Established in 1961 by Congress, National Poison Prevention Week (NPPW) was originated to raise awareness of poison prevention and safety. NPPW is celebrated and observed every year during the third week in March, and we hope you will join us in spreading awareness of poison dangers and prevention.

Today, poisoning remains the leading cause of injury-related death in the U.S. More people die of poisoning every year than gun or car-related injuries. In 2022, through the Poison Help line (1-800-222-1222) and website (Poisonhelp.Org), U.S. Poison Centers responded to 2,427,974 total cases, on average receiving a new case every 15 seconds.

NPPW helps to raise awareness of prevention, and the best prevention of a poison emergency we have is to have Poison Help’s contact information saved and on hand in case of accidental exposure.

National Poison Prevention Week Council
America’s Poison Centers Is Proud To Host The National Poison Prevention Week Council.

The NPPW Council Consists Of A Passionate Team Of Individuals, Nonprofits, Government Agencies, And Businesses Who Sponsor A Nationwide Contest And Other Activities To Engage The Community In Helping To Encourage The Safety Of Children And Adults. Every Year The National Poison Prevention Week Council Holds A Contest To Raise Awareness Among Students K-12 Nationwide.

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Poster Contest K-4
Students In Kindergarten Through Fourth Grade Are Invited

To Participate In A Poison Safety Poster Contest. Posters Will Be Featured On The National Poison Prevention Week Council Social Media Platforms For All Participants To View And Share. All Participants Will Be Entered Into A Drawing To Win Prizes And Will Be Recognized By The Council.

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Students In Fifth Through Twelfth Grade Are Invited

To Participate In A Video Contest. Videos Will Be Featured On The National Poison Prevention Week Video Gallery, Social Media Platforms, And Will Be Eligible To Win Prizes. All Participants Will Be Eligible To Win Prizes And Will Be Recognized By The Council.

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Video Contest 5-12
Learn More About Participating In The 2024 NPPW Poster And Video Contest By Clicking The Link Below. Learn More


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