Poison Prevention Week

National Poison Prevention Week

National Poison Prevention Week was endorsed by the United States congress in 1961 and was designated to take place annually, during the third full week of March. In the early 1980s, Poison Centres across Canada also began to promote Poison Prevention Week during this same week.

Canadian poison centres continue to promote Poison Prevention Week through a variety of activities. Each year, they work closely with media representatives, as well as community partners such as Safe Kids Canada and Health Canada to promote poison safety messages.

 
 

Upcoming Poison Prevention Weeks

March 15 - 21, 2020

March 21 - 27, 2021

March 20 - 26, 2022

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Canadian poison centres

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