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FYI: National Poison Prevention Week starts March 20 :

March 18, 2016

Laundry detergent pods, lidocaine gel and lead have been on the minds of pediatricians in the past year as hazards that are poisoning children. Help keep safety at the front of families’ minds by supporting National Poison Prevention Week, March 20-26.

The AAP Healthy Children website offers information for parents on poisoning at In addition, AAP News Parent Plus articles can be freely copied and disseminated. Topics include preventing over-the-counter medication overdoses (, detergent pod poisoning (, poisoning from edible marijuana products ( and liquid nicotine (

Join the conversation to #preventpoison with @AmerAcadPeds on Twitter.

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