Poison Prevention for our Children
The week of March 15
to the 21
is dedicated to educating children and families about Poison Prevention. Children are curious and often unable to recognize what household products or medicines are dangerous if consumed or touched. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics reports that poisoning is the leading cause of death from injuries in the United States. A poison is defined as any substance that can harm someone if used in the wrong way, by the wrong person or in the wrong amount. With the alarming statistic of tragedies caused by poisoning, radKIDS decided to take the March Teachable Moments newsletter as an opportunity to educate you, the parents, on how to keep our children safe from the harm poisoning causes.