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Poison Prevention Programs for Young Children

"Always Ask First" is a program developed by Tennessee Poison Center that helps keep children safe from poisons.  This program is taught in Tennessee schools in grades kindergarten through eight. Children are taught how to identify a poison by using look-a-likes, poisonous products that look like products children enjoy earting and drinking. Children are taught the most important safety rule for poisons - "Always ask a grown-up first before you eat or drink anything".   And we teach children to call Tennessee Poison Center first if there is a poison emergency.

If you would like more information regarding Tennessee Poison Center's "Always Ask First" program, please call the educational outreach department at 615-936-0760.

Also, the New York State Poison Control Centers and the University at Albany School of Public Health developed an animated video, "STOP! Ask First!" about poison prevention. This video is recommended for ages 3-7. The program can be viewed at YouTube.com. The link to the video is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZO-drzD1_M

 

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