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USVI Website Launches Poison Prevention at One’s Fingertips

The Florida/USVI Poison Information Center in Jacksonville has announced a new website for residents of the U.S. Virgin Islands in conjunction with National Poison Prevention Week.

The new website can be found at www.usvipoisoncontrol.org and features information on home safety, outdoor hazards as well as ways for residents to order free educational materials and request a poison prevention education presentation.

“We are thrilled to launch a web presence for our friends in St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John,” said Dawn Sollee, Ph.D., center director. “This vital resource will be available for residents 24 hours a day, just as we are at 1-800-222-1222.”

The new website is launched as National Poison Prevention Week approaches, March 21-27.

National Poison Prevention Week is dedicated to educating the public on how to prevent and respond to a poisoning emergency.

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“More than 90 percent of poisonings happen in the home, so it is important to take the steps to keep your house and yard safe and save the poison control number in your phone in case of emergency,” said Sollee. “If you do suspect a poisoning, don’t take a chance – call 1-800-222-1222 right away.”

To schedule an interview, contact Brie Burge, Media Relations/Education coordinator, at 904-244-7978 or burge@poison.ufl.edu.

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