Poison Control...There's an App for that!
South Florida moms recently learned that help in the midst of a poison emergency with their children is as close as their phone, thanks to a new iPhone App that links them directly to the Poison Control hotline.
On March 24th, the Florida Poison Control office in Miami joined forces with Memorial Regional Hospital, Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital, Safe Kids Broward and special guest Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz at a special event to introduce the new App and discuss life-saving tips that every family can take to prevent poisoning.
At the event, parents were encouraged to either download the App or save the National Poison Control hotline, 1-800-222-1222, on their cellphone. Congresswoman Schultz discussed the importance of maintaining Federal funding for the nation's network of Poison Control Centers - money that is being threatened by the U.S. House of Representative's recent passage of H.R. 1.
The event was held in conjunction with National Poison Prevention Week (March 20 - 26), designed to increase public awareness of the hazards that can come from accidental poisoning.