A poison is considered any substance, including medications, which can be harmful to your body if too much is ingested, inhaled, injected or absorbed through the skin. An accidental poisoning occurs when a person unintentionally takes too much of a substance and does not mean to cause harm.
The Texas Poison Center Network (TPCN) wants to help spread awareness and remind the community to contact a poison center in the event of a possible poisoning. Throughout the third week of March, educators all over the country will be holding educational activities to help promote awareness about poison control services.
The TPCN provides educational materials for ordering and you can do it directly from their website so here’s your chance to get educated!
If you are located in Texas, please visit www.poisoncontrol.org where you can order poison prevention pamphlets such as:
• Poison Prevention Guide
• Poison Safety Tips for Baby’s First Year
• Bites and Stings
• Poisonous Plants
• Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
In the event that you or someone with you has been poisoned, first remain calm. Then call the toll-free Poison Help line immediately at 1-800-222-1222 and get connected to your local poison center. Peace of mind and help when you need it is just a phone call away.