Thursday, October 06, 2011

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Health Literacy Month

Health Literacy: Choose Your Poison
Play: Pills or Candy Game

California Poison Control System
Medications can easily be mistaken for candy.Out of more than 4 million poisonings reported each year to poison control centers across the country, it is estimated that over 90% of them occur in the home. The majority of non-fatal poisonings occur in children under the age of 6.

The CPCS provides California residents with the most up-to-date information and 24-hour help in case of poison exposure. Pharmacists, nurses, physician-toxicologists and poison information providers are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year:

1 . 800 . 222 . 1222

Text Messaging (SMS)
TIPS to 69866
in Spanish - PUNTOS to 69866

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