(WPDE) — National Poison Prevention Week begins on March 19, and The Palmetto Poison Center is inviting the public to join them in observation.
According to The Palmetto Poison Center, around 2 million calls are made to poison control centers nationwide. They also said around 90 percent of poisonings happen in homes and more than 70 percent of people who call in poisoning to the center get the help that they need without having to visit a doctor's office or hospital.
In South Carolina alone, the state receives around 31,000 calls each year. More than half of these calls are from issues with children, although poisonings can happen at any age, according to the Palmetto Poison Center.
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We can prevent poisonings within our state by following these poison-prevention tips:
For more information on The Palmetto Poison Center, click here.