NYC Health: Poison Prevention Newsletter

Poison Prevention Newsletter June 2020 

About Us
The NYC Poison Control Center is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for treatment advice about exposures to poisons, plants, medicines or questions about medicine safety. Pharmacists and nurses certified in poison information are there to give advice. All calls are free and confidential. Translator services are provided in more than 150 languages. 
Call: 212-POISONS (212-764-7667)
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Useful Links
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Virtual WorkshopsPoison Prevention and Medicine Safety virtual workshops are available in English, Spanish and Chinese. To schedule a virtual presentation for parents, staff or older adults, please email me at
Online Training: Poison Prevention in the HomeAn online training has been developed to teach the key messages about poison prevention in the home. A certificate will be emailed after completion of the training and post-test. Access the training now!Right click on the image to save it to your computer.Poison Prevention NewsletterJune 2020Enjoy the outdoors while staying safe during the COVID-19 outbreak. 
In This Edition
* Poison Ivy
* Stay Safe While Gardening
* Use insect repellent safely
* Poison Ivy

Poison ivy can be found throughout NY state. The plant has three leaves. All parts of the plant cause an irritating rash on the skin from the oil contained in the plant. Burning the plant can result in breathing issues. Learn more about poison ivy here 
Stay Safe While Gardening Take steps to stay safe while gardening at home. Always use and store insecticides and herbicides safely and out of reach of children. Choose non-toxic plants for your home and always keep them up high and out of reach. Learn more about plant safety here 

Use Insect Repellent Safely It’s important to prevent mosquito bites whenever possible.  Always follow the directions on the label for proper use. Use an insect repellent that has active ingredients approved by the EPA and NY State.  Do not allow young children to apply insect repellent themselves.  Keep insect repellents out of reach of children. Insect repellents should not be applied to children under the age of 2 months. Do not spray insect repellent on the face—spray your hands and apply to the face avoiding the eyes and mouth. Learn more