National Poison Prevention Week -- March 16-22, 2008

March 2008
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;3/14/2008, Vol. 57 Issue 10, p267
The article reports on the celebration of the 2008 National Poison Prevention Week in the U.S. from March 16-22, 2008. The event is organized annually by the National Poison Prevention Week Council, a coalition of national organizations working to highlight the dangers of poisoning and its prevention. There was an increase in rates of unintentional poisoning death rates during 1999-2005 because of increases in recreational drug overdose among adults.


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