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.