I’m feeling a little green and I’m not Irish

It doesn’t take much to turn me a slightly lighter shade of white or even green. I’m not known for a strong constitution. While most folks spend  the middle of March at annual St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, I tend to skip this holiday that can sometimes lead to overzealous eating and drinking.

Even though I’ll be skipping St. Patrick’s Day festivities this year, it is hard not to think of green when you think of March. Due to my naturally timid constitution, that thought of green led me to stumble on to the fact that the third week of March this year is not only home to St. Patrick’s Day, but it is also  National Poison Prevention Week.

Each year, the third week in March is used to promote National Poison Prevention Week. During this week,  the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services wants to help you plan and implement activities to raise awareness of poison prevention. I’m sure all of us have hazardous materials of some sort around and it isn’t a bad idea to take some time to make sure everything is safely stored and handled.

On the website for National Poison Prevention Week, there are all sorts of activities and tips listed to help you and your family plan ways to keep everyone safe from poisonous substances. So during this week where most folks think of green in a festive Irish way, if you lack the holiday spirit find ways to keep yourself from turning a toxic green by planning ways to celebrate National Poison Prevention Week.

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