Edited from a Press Release

CHARLESTON, WV— Back-to-school season can be hectic while establishing new routines for the entire family. Unfortunately, poisonings are most common when normal routines are interrupted. The West Virginia Poison Center recommends that parents and teachers poison proof their homes and classrooms to help reduce the number of accidental poisonings.

Morning Routine

School Day

After School/Extracurricular Activities

Even if locations are poison-proofed and everyone is careful, poisonings still happen. If you suspect a poisoning has occurred, do not wait for symptoms to appear and do not search the Internet for answers. Save the West Virginia Poison Center, 1-800-222-1222, in your phone and call immediately.

 

About the West Virginia Poison Center:

The West Virginia Poison Center provides comprehensive emergency poison information, prevention and educational resources to West Virginians 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. The WVPC is staffed by nurses, pharmacists and physicians with special training in treatment of poisonings. Located in Charleston, WV, the WVPC is a part of the West Virginia University-Charleston Division and located next to CAMC Memorial Hospital. Toll-free:1-800-222-1222. Website:www.wvpoisoncenter.org.