Area Students Meet Familiar Green Face
March 26, 2015
Here is a newspaper story (reprinted with permission) that was run in the Daily News about the Huntingdon County Master Gardeners facilitating a Poison Prevention Program to nearly 90 first graders! Our Penn State Pesticide Education Program encourages any group to share their stories and photos of the Poison Prevention Program with us!
2015 Poison Prevention Week
March 16, 2015
It’s March, which means National Poison Prevention Week! Typically, the third week in March is designated as Poison Prevention Week, which is March 15-21, 2015. At this time of year, families are encouraged to evaluate practices in their home, ensuring that anything potentially poisonous is appropriately stored in a locked cabinet and out of reach [...]
Poison Control and Pesticide Information Organizations Collaborate to Strengthen Pesticide Safety and Education
March 5, 2015
On February 23, 2015, the American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC), which supports the work of the nation’s 55 poison control centers, and the National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC), a cooperative agreement between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Oregon State University, announced that they have teamed up to focus on pesticide safety and education. The two organizations will bring their collective expertise and experience to developing bilingual health and safety educational materials for the general public related to pesticides such as antimicrobials, herbicides, and insecticides. Click for links to the full joint press release from each organization.