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NMPDIC Hosts Poison Prevention Month 2017:  Celebrating 40 Years with the UNM COP! 

Join the NMPDIC in observing the importance of poison prevention and bringing awareness to the dangers of poisons during the entire month of March! In New Mexico, poisonings are the 2nd leading cause of unintentional injury deaths. We need everyone's help to spread the word - no action is too little or too big. Please get involved!

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Help Us Promote HRSA PSA's!

If you haven't heard the PSA's below on the radio or seen them on TV, please let us know so that we can promote them in your local communities! Contact Jacqueline Kakos at 505-272-1364 or jkakos@salud.unm.edu.

              


Call Before You Go!

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Heroin Overdose on the Rise

Read more at https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/65/wr/mm6552a12.htm?s_cid=mm6552a12_e

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Prevent Lead Poisoning!

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.

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New Child Safety App!

Download this interactive educational app to improve the safety of your home. The app is brought to you by UNM Pediatric Emergency Medicine, and is available for both androids and I - phones. There is also a web version. Try it out!

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Need Help With a Poisoning?

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 webPOISONCONTROL® 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.

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Program Your Cell With the Poison Help Number:  1-800-222-1222!

You never know when you might find yourself in nature tangled up in poison ivy or bitten by a venomous snake.qr help lineThis 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 

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