Poison Prevention Program in Lackawanna County

Penn State Master Gardeners Roberta Cammer and Elizabeth Bradshaw presented the Poison Prevention Program to first graders classrooms at Carbondale Elementary School and Mayfield Elementary School, reaching more than 160 first grade students.
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Master Gardener, Roberta Cammer teaches students IPM (Integrated Pest Management)

The Poison Prevention Program educates students about how to prevent accidental poisonings in the home and what to do if a poisoning occurs, the definition of a pest, integrated pest management (IPM), and signal words on chemicals.

A major component of the presentation is the "Mr. Yuk" sticker which alerts families to a potentially poisonous product. Mr. Yuk, a green symbol developed by the Pittsburgh Children's Hospital, displays the phone number for the National Poison Center.

National Poison Prevention Week was March 18-24, 2018. The National Poison Center phone number (800-222-1222) can be called 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

For more information about the Poison Prevention Program or the Penn State Master Gardeners in Lackawanna County call Penn State Extension at 570-963-6842.