Poison Prevention Week is from March 19 to 25, 2017. Unintentional poisoning is one of the leading causes of injury among children. It is estimated that seven children age 14 years and under die every year in Canada from poisoning. In addition, another 1,700 are hospitalized for serious injuries. Preventing unintentional poisoning is crucial.
The number for Poison Control is 1-866-454-1212 and is free of charge from anywhere in Saskatchewan. Keep this number handy. Contact this number if your child swallows or has come in contact with anything poisonous. Also call if you suspect your child has swallowed or has come in contact with anything poisonous.