March 18-24 is National Poison Prevention Week

Sorry for not posting this earlier but I just became aware of it myself (too many emails to sort through I guess).

Established back in 1961 by the U. S. Congress, the National Poison Prevention Week celebrates its 50th birthday this year.

“More than 2 million poisonings are reported each year to the 57 poison control centers across the country. More than 90 percent of these poisonings occur in the home. The majority of non-fatal poisonings occur in children younger than six years old. And, poisonings are one of the leading causes of death among adults.”

Spend a little time on the poisonprevention.org website to learn more about how to protect yourself, your children and other loved ones, especially in your own home.

(As a side note, if you want to get rid of the chemical cleaners in your home, visit http://www.melaleuca.com/ . I get nothing from promoting this company except the satisfaction of knowing that I may have helped save a life. All their products are safe. Your kids could literally drink them with no ill effects. Additionally, I can attest that they actually work better than the chemical detergents, soaps, cleaners, make-up, etc… that you might purchase at your local store. I no longer have kids in the home but I do have grandkids and I feel great knowing that my home is chemical-free. Try it, you’ll be glad you did).

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