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Posted on: March 20, 2018

Lombard encourages residents to learn about household dangers during 2018 Poison Prevention Week

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Each year in Illinois, there are more people hospitalized for poisonings than for injuries from firearms and motor vehicle collisions combined, according to the Illinois Poison Center.

As part of National Poison Prevention Week the Lombard Fire Department is encouraging residents to learn about the dangers of household medicines.

Read and follow the below tips regarding poison prevention from www.CDC.gov:

  • Store all medicines and household products up and away and out of sight in a cabinet where a child cannot reach them.
  • When you are taking or giving medicines or are using household products:
  • Do not put your next dose on the counter or table where children can reach them—it only takes seconds for a child to get them.
  • If you have to do something else while taking medicine, such as answer the phone, take any young children with you.
  • Secure the child safety cap completely every time you use a medicine.
  • After using them, do not leave medicines or household products out. As soon as you are done with them, put them away and out of sight in a cabinet where a child cannot reach them.
  • Be aware of any legal or illegal drugs that guests may bring into your home. Ask guests to store drugs where children cannot find them. Children can easily get into pillboxes, purses, backpacks, or coat pockets.

“Over 50% of calls to poison centers involve children 5 and younger. Keeping medicines out of the reach of children and locking up household cleaners can help decrease this unnecessary statistic,” said Lombard Fire Department Emergency Medical Coordinator Frank Gallione.

The Lombard Fire Department hopes that this event will bring people together in commemoration of National Poison Prevention Week, to ultimately mitigate the number of people who are involved in poisonings each year, especially poisonings in the home—the most commonly reported poisonings. Residents are also encouraged to register at www.smart911.com. This free service allows users to add useful information for the use of first responders in an emergency situation.

For more information including educational courses, educational computer games for children, and useful resources, please visit www.illinoispoisoncenter.org/IPPM. Please feel free to call Lombard Fire Department Emergency Medical Coordinator Frank Gallione with any questions at (630) 873-4572.


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