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WHEREAS, established by the U.S. 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 national attention on the dangers of poisonings and how to prevent them; and

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

WHEREAS, each year, close to 17,000 possible poisonings in the State of Nevada are reported to the Nevada 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, a few ways to prevent a poisoning from happening include placing household chemicals out of the reach of children, storing items in their original containers to avoid confusion, reading product labels, including the recommended dosages on all products, and taking precautions to understand medication safety; and

WHEREAS, it is important for the health and wellbeing of all Nevadans that one day each year should be set apart from the rest and be known as National Poison Prevention Week in Nevada to raise awareness, support ongoing educational opportunities, and to recognize the efforts of organizations and agencies for their dedication and commitment to poison prevention;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim the week of March 20 - 26, 2022, as

NATIONAL POISON PREVENTION WEEK IN NEVADA

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 24th day of February, 2022

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