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Celebrating 45 Years
Join us in celebrating the 45th anniversary of the Oregon Poison Center! Founded in 1978, the Oregon Poison Center was established by an act of the Oregon State Legislature to provide emergency treatment advice for patients experiencing a poisoning or toxic exposure. Read the congratulatory letters from U.S. Senators, Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden.
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National Poison Prevention Week 2024
Every third week of March we celebrate and observe National Poison Prevention Week (NPPW) – a week dedicated to raising awareness about poison control centers and the Poison Help Hotline (1-800-222-1222). Established by Congress in 1961 , NPPW aims to raise awareness about poison prevention for people of all ages across the U.S. This year’s national theme is, “When the unexpected happens, Poison Help is here for you 24/7.” Join us in educating the public about the valuable services provided by poison control centers during this year’s celebration, March 17-23. Visit America's Poison Centers for more information, resources and the NPPW 2024 Partner Toolkit.
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning & Winter Storms
Winter storms and resulting power outages can increase the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning as people look for alternative sources to heat their homes and prepare food. Protect your family from carbon monoxide poisoning this winter by installing detectors with battery back-up on every floor of your home, especially near sleeping areas and bedrooms. Take precautions if you use a portable generator to power appliances during weather events. Generators should be used outdoors and placed at least 25 feet away from a window, door or vent. Basements and garages are not safe locations to run a generator, even with doors and windows open. Read more about how to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning by downloading our factsheet.