Thursday, March 15, 2012

Poison Prevention Week


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By Akindman

The 50th Anniversary of National Poison Prevention Week is March 18-24, 2012.

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In 1962, West Side Story won the Oscar® for Best Picture, John Glenn was the first American to orbit the earth, the Rolling Stones made their singing debut in London, Johnny Carson took over as permanent host of The Tonight Show and the Beatles released "Love Me Do," their first single for EMI. It was also the year that Congress passed a law to authorize the President to designate annually the third week in March as National Poison Prevention Week. President John F. Kennedy signed this act into law, after which the Poison Prevention Week Council was formed to coordinate this annual event.
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Did you know that each year, more than 1.2 million children ages 5 and under are unintentionally poisoned? Whether it's medication on your dresser, cleaning supplies under your kitchen sink, cosmetics in your bathroom or carbon monoxide from gas appliances in your home, you can take simple steps to keep your kids safe.

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