March is Illinois Poison Prevention Month

March is Illinois Poison Prevention Month.

Poisoning is the second leading cause of injury-related death in the U.S.  Quick poison prevention tips include:

  • Teach children to ask first before eating or drinking anything.
  • Always read labels before using medicines, cleaners and other products.
  • Never call medicine candy or make a game out of taking it.
  • Keep the Illinois Poison Center phone number, 1-800-222-1222, near all phones in the house and store the number in your cell phone.

For more information about poison control, visit the Illinois Poison Center website here.






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