There can be a number of different ways that one can get poisoned over the holiday season. Click on the following links and view the infograph below to learn how you can protect your friends and family over the holiday season.
According to the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH), "lead poisoning robs children of the chance to attain their full potential." Lead may be present in the paint of houses and child care facilities that were built before 1978, jewelry, toys, soil, water and other items. Lead poisoning is very serious, especially in children who are six years and younger. Please visit the NMDOH's web page and join the Twitter Chat below for more information on how to prevent lead poisoning.
Download this interactive educational app to improve the safety of your home. The app is brought to you by UNM Pediatric Emergency Medicine - Apple version soon to come.
Try the new online webPOISONCONTROL® or call 1-800-222-1222.
Are your friends and families safe? The The Poison Post® quarterly e - newsletter is also offered through the web Poison Control site and is filled with helpful information on how to prevent poisonings.
Poison prevention tips are also available for all ages on our Web site.
You never know when you might find yourself in nature tangled up in poison ivy or bitten by a venomous snake.This is why you should always have the Poison Help number handy when you need help with a poisoning. Please scan the QR code or program your cell with this very important number.
The Poison Help number is a national line that routes each call to the nearest poison center. For example, if you dial 1-800-222-1222 from anywhere in New Mexico you will be connected to the New Mexico Poison and Drug Information Center (NMPDIC).
So be prepared when seconds count. The services offered at the NMPDIC are free, confidential and available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Learn more about NMPDIC