County Judge Clay Jenkins Recognizes Poison Prevention Week…

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Photo #1: Melody Gardner, North TX Poison Control Center, Photo #2: Judge Clay Jenkins

… by emphasizing the need for the provision of life saving information and resources through the North Texas Poison Control Center.  Located at Parkland Health and Hospital System, for the past 51 years, the Poison Control Center has provided critical programming and emergency information on hazardous substances.  Judge Jenkins emphasized that “these programs must continue as long as even one child swallows a household product or medicine by mistake.”  The week of March 17-23, 2013 is hereby designated Poison Prevention Week in Dallas County by encouraging concerned citizens, the community and schools to continue to raise awareness about the misuse of medicines, hazardous chemicals and about promoting safety wherever and whenever possible.