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POISON PREVENTION WEEK BEGINS

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THIS IS “POISON PREVENTION WEEK”.

TAMMY NOBLE OF THE SIOUX CITY BASED IOWA POISON CONTROL CENTER SAYS IT’S A GOOD TIME TO MAKE SURE CLEANING CHEMICALS, MEDICINE, AND SIMILAR MATERIALS THAT MAY FALL INTO YOUNGER HANDS ARE STORED PROPERLY AND OUT OF REACH.

NOBLE SAYS ALL CHEMICALS SHOULD BE HANDLED PROPERLY TO AVOID ACCIDENTAL POISONING.

PO2 OC….THAT IS POP :15

SHE SAYS THAT COULD LEAD TO THE CHILD DRINKING THE GASOLINE.
NOBLE SAYS THE CENTER HAS BEEN BUSY DURING THE PANDEMIC WITH THINGS LIKE CALLS ABOUT HAND SANITIZER.

THERE HAS ALSO BEEN AN INCREASE IN CALLS ABOUT BLEACH AS PEOPLE USE IT TO SANITIZE THINGS.

PO3 OC….FOR HELP :16

NOBLE SAYS JUST SIMPLY READING THE LABLE ON A PRODUCT CAN HELP AVOID A PROBLEM:

PO5 OC…THE RIGHT TIME. :20

NOBLE SAID THE LATE AFTERNOON AND EVENINGS HAVE BEEN THE BUSIEST TIME FOR CALLS TO THE CENTER.

PO4 OC….GOING OKAY :14

THE PHONE FOR THE IOWA POISON CONTROL CENTER IS 1-800-222-1222 AND THE WEBSITE IS IOWAPOISON.ORG.