NOTES FROM THE NURSE:
Each year, the third week in March is recognized as National Poison Prevention Week; however a week-long observance is not enough. Therefore, the Illinois Poison Center recognizes the entire month of March as Illinois Poison Prevention Month. This provides an excellent opportunity to let friends and family members know they can reach the poison center 24 hours a day via a toll-free phone number, 1-800-222-1222.
With the IPC's help, approximately 78 percent of poisoning cases are safely and effectively treated at the site of the poisoning.
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