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Poison Prevention 6/25/2014

Poison Prevention Week 2014

National Poison Prevention Week is March 16 - 22 this year. The goal of Poison Prevention Week is to educate people on the dangers of poisoning and to help them prevent poisonings from occurring. Materials are available below for parents, educators and service providers (teachers, child care providers, pharmacists/pharmacy technicians/pharmacy students and WIC representatives).

In 2008, poisoning was the third leading cause of unintentional injury deaths among Idahoans, with children under the age of five being most at risk. It is extremely important for parents of small children to limit their child’s access to medications, cleaning supplies, cosmetics and other items that could pose a danger. For more information on ways to help prevent poisoning please click HERE or on the Mr. Yuk icon.


Permission to use Mr. Yuk from the Pittsburgh Poison Center, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.


If you have a poisoning emergency, call the Nebraska Regional Poison and Drug Center toll free at 1-800-222-1222.
Memorize this number; enter it into your cell phone or keep it handy in case of a poisoning.


Items to Order From 2-1-1:
To order items from 2-1-1, you can either call 2-1-1 or 1-800-926-2588 or you can e-mail your request to careline@dhw.idaho.gov.
Click here for an order form.

  • Poison Help and Mr. Yuk Stickers and Magnets - These great items signal adults and children that an item is poisonous and keeps the poison hotline number at hand in case of a poison emergency.
  • Poison Help DVD - Pinky the Elephant says “Do You Know What a Poison Is?" This informative video reinforces the message to always stop and ask first before touching, tasting, or smelling anything, especially poisons.

Printable Material:

Feel free to download and use these materials for personal or educational purposes.

HELPFUL LINKS FOR POISON PREVENTION: