Shelton-Mason County Journal - Dedicated to the citizens of Mason County, Washington since 1886

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By Renee Wassenaar
North Mason Regional Fire Authority 

Be aware during National Poison Prevention Week


March 17, 2022

More than 2 million poisonings are reported yearly to the nation’s poison control centers, which can be reached through the Poison Help line, 800-222-1222. Established in 1961, National Poison Prevention Week is observed during the third week of March every year and was established to focus national attention on the dangers of poisonings and how to prevent them.

According to the American Association of Poison Control Centers, 93% of poisonings happen at home, with 45% involving children under the age of 6. Household cleaners and disinfectants are one of the leading causes of household p...

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