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WHEREAS, established by the United States Congress in 1961, National Poison Prevention Week is commissioned by the National Poison Prevention Week Council; and

WHEREAS, the third full week of March has been designated National Poison Prevention Week, focusing attention on the dangers of poisonings and how to prevent them; and

WHEREAS, during this week, we come together to educate our communities on poison prevention, and pledge our commitment to ensuring the safety of our families and communities; and

WHEREAS, each year, close to 20,000 possible poisonings in Nevada are reported to the Rocky Mountain Poison Center, and one call every 13 seconds is handled across the United States with a total of more than 4 million calls yearly; and

WHEREAS, to prevent poisoning, keep household chemicals out of the reach of children, store items in their original containers to avoid confusion, and read product labels, including the recommended dosages on all products; and

WHEREAS, to prevent poisonings, parents, teachers, nurses, and everyone in the community should take measures to ensure that unintentional poisonings do not occur and take precautions to understand medication safety;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim  March 19-25, 2017 as

 Poison Prevention Week in nevada


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