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Poison Prevention

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Poison Prevention

 

Child Safety Link works with the IWK Regional Poison Centre to help educate Maritime communities about poisoning prevention.

 

If you know or even suspect that your child has eaten a poison, it is best to call for advice immediately. In Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, call the IWK Regional Poison Centre at 1-800-565-8161 or (902)470-8161. In New Brunswick, call 911.  The IWK Regional Poison Centre is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week as a confidential source of information on poisons and poison exposures for both children and adults. 

 
 

Poison Prevention Resources

The following resources will provide you with the top tips for keeping your children safe from poisonings.

 
Home Safe Home: Poison Dangers in the Home    en français
Not all Poisons Are Found in a Bottle: Helping Parents Keep Their Children Safe from Poisonous Plants      en français

 

Poison Prevention Videos 

The following public service announcements are related to poisoning prevention:

 

Preventing Children’s Medicine Poisoning (CTV)

Children Act Fast, So Do Poisons (CTV)

How to prevent children’s poisonings in the home (Rogers Cable)