National Poison Prevention Week Begins March 19
For Release: March 16, 2017
Poisoning is a common cause of childhood injury, especially among children 6 years old and younger. A poisoning can be caused by any substance that causes a toxic effect or bodily harm, such as medicines, liquid nicotine, or household products.
As part of National Poison Prevention Week 2017, March 19-25, the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) offers the following safety tips to prevent a poisoning.
To learn more about how to prevent unintentional poisonings, contact the OSDH Injury Prevention Service at (405) 271-3430 or visit http://poison.health.ok.gov. For more information about the dangers of liquid nicotine, contact the OSDH Center for the Advancement of Wellness at 405-271-3619.
Additional information on poison prevention can be found at www.oklahomapoison.org.