ThomasNet News Logo
Sign Up | Log In | ThomasNet Home | Promote Your Business

EPA Offers Advice for poison prevention week.

Print | 
Email |  Comment   Share  
March 25, 2013 - National Poison Prevention Week takes place March 17–23, and U.S. EPA urges parents and caregivers to secure pesticides and other household chemicals in locked cabinets out of children's reach. As acting assistant administrator for EPA's Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, James Jones said this week helps "raise awareness and strengthen prevention efforts to empower parents and caregivers with information about simple steps that can be taken to prevent poisonings."

Secure Pesticides and Chemicals During Poison Prevention Week


(Archive News Story - Products mentioned in this Archive News Story may or may not be available from the manufacturer.)

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Ariel Rios Building
Washington, DC, 20460
USA



Press release date: March 18, 2013

More than 145,000 reports made each year to poison centers involving pesticides and disinfectants

WASHINGTON — During National Poison Prevention Week, March 17-23, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) urges parents and caregivers to secure pesticides and other household chemicals in locked cabinets out of children's reach.

“Poison Prevention Week is a time to raise awareness and strengthen prevention efforts to empower parents and caregivers with information about simple steps that can be taken to prevent poisonings," said James Jones, acting assistant administrator for the EPA’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention. “EPA continues to take action to help prevent these risks to children and help ensure that the products on the market are both safe and effective for consumers. Our recent move to ban the sale of 12 D-Con mouse and rat poison products produced by Reckitt Benckiser Inc is a prime example of our commitment."

Each year, approximately 65,000 children ages 5 and younger are accidentally exposed to pesticides, and more than 10,000 of those exposures involve mouse and rat poisons. Recently, EPA took steps that, with the help of Americans who use these products around their homes, could help lower these statistics. Under new EPA safety standards, consumer use mouse and rat poison products must include a protective tamper-resistant bait station. These measures prevent children from accessing the poison.

More than 90 percent of poisonings happen in people’s homes. Parents and caregivers can protect children and loved ones against pesticide exposure.

Poisonings are preventable. Here are some simple tips to prepare and stay safe:
• Always store pesticides and other household chemical products in a locked cabinet.
• To protect children and pets from exposure to mouse and rat poison, use products with a tamper-resistant bait station.
• Go through your home room by room to see where there are potential poisoning hazards and correct accordingly.
• Use child-resistant packaging properly by closing the container tightly after use.
• Never transfer pesticides and other household chemical products to containers that may be mistaken for food or drink.
• Program the Poison Help Center number, 1-800-222-1222, in your phone.

Poison prevention tips and resources to protect your family: http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/health/poisonprevention.htm

Room by room checklist for potential poisoning hazards: http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/factsheets/roombyroom-checklist.htm

List of rat and mouse products that meet the EPA’s safety standards: http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/mice-and-rats/rodent-bait-station.html

More on National Poison Prevention Week: http://www.poisonprevention.org/index.htm
Print | 
Email |  Comment   Share  
Contacts: View detailed contact information.


 

Post a comment about this story

Name:
E-mail:
(your e-mail address will not be posted)
Comment title:
Comment:
To submit comment, enter the security code shown below and press 'Post Comment'.
 



 See related product stories
More .....
 See more product news in:
Services
 More New Product News from this company:
EPA Proposal waives requirements for capturing gasoline vapors.
More ....
| Featured Manufacturing Jobs
 Other News from this company:
EPA Adds Five, Proposes Three Hazardous Waste Sites to Superfund's National Priorities List
EPA Announces New Actions to Curb Potent Greenhouse Gases
EPA Awards 2014 Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving Cooperative Agreements
US Settlement with Michigan Utility to Reduce Emissions at Its Coal-Fired Power Plants, Fund Projects to Benefit Environment and Communities
EPA Settles with DuPont over Violations of Federal Pesticide Laws that Led to Widespread Tree Deaths and Damage
More ....
 Tools for you
Watch Company 
View Company Profile
Company web site
More news from this company
E-mail this story to a friend
Save Story
Search for suppliers of
Trade Associations


Home  |  My ThomasNet News®  |  Industry Market Trends®  |  Submit Release  |  Advertise  |  Contact News  |  About Us
Brought to you by Thomasnet.com        Browse ThomasNet Directory

Copyright © 2014 Thomas Publishing Company. All Rights Reserved.
Terms of Use - Privacy Policy



Error close

Please enter a valid email address