Poison prevention saves lives! That is why the United States Congress mandated National Poison Prevention Week (NPPW) in 1961 (P.L. 87-319).
National Poison Prevention Week takes place during the third week of March every year; thus NPPW 2014 will be held from March 16th through the 22nd. This week is specially designated as a time to increase awareness about the dangers of poisons and to promote poison prevention.
The New Mexico Poison Center will be coordinating activities statewide throughout the month of March in honor of NPPW. You don't want to miss out on these fun and exciting events! Here are a few ideas about how you can become involved individually, professionally or as a community:
Help us spread the word! Please know that any kind of support cannot be too big or too small. All contributions are greatly appreciated. If you do decide to take part in NPPW, please let the health educator know at firstname.lastname@example.org or 505-272-1364.
Help support the New Mexico Poison and Drug Information Center (NMPDIC)! In observation of National Poison Prevention Week, Twisters restaurant at Menaul and University will be giving 20% off dine - in, carry out and catered orders all day on March 19th, 2014. The proceeds will benefit the NMPDIC.
You must present a coupon with your order to receive the discount. Please feel free to make as many copies of the coupons as you would like and hand them out to friends family members, neighbors and co - workers before March 19, 2014. Twisters will not allow coupons to be handed out at the Menaul location on the day of March 19th. Download Coupons.