This is National Poison Prevention Week

It has never been more appropriate to share a reminder to be diligent about storing potentially harmful products up high and hidden away.

Since the pandemic, hand sanitizers and disinfectants are everywhere! Hand sanitizer related calls to poison control centers are up 79% since last March.

Keep the poison control center phone number handy:  1-800-222-1222. This number links you to the poison control center that serves your area.

Take stock of where you put medications, cleaners, and other hazardous substances. Be sure they are up high and out of sight. Kids are curious! When you visit others or travel with medications, keep your medications in a safe place. Reminder pillboxes are not child-resistant. No package is child-proof! I hope that you will share this information with your coworkers, friends, and family.