The National Poisoning Prevention Council is a group of representatives from government and nonprofit organizations that have an interest in the prevention of unintentional poisoning by raising awareness and promoting poisoning prevention public education. The Council is the official sponsor of National Poison Prevention Week, the third full week of March each year.
Unintentional poisoning from a wide variety of substances and environmental hazards can happen to anyone, and represents a substantial public health burden in the U.S. The National Poisoning Prevention Council is an inclusive community comprised of representatives from the public, nonprofit, and government organizations with a shared commitment to poisoning prevention and education. The Council provides a collective voice to raise awareness among the American public about the risks, frequency, and consequences of unintentional poisoning occurrences, injuries, and fatalities.
National Poison Prevention Week Sponsor: American Association of Poison Control Centers
To learn more, visit http://www.poisonprevention.org