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Mar. 22, 2017 TAKE STEPS TO PREVENT POISONINGS IN YOUR HOME DURING NATIONAL POISON PREVENTION WEEK Contact: Noelda Lopez, Public Information Specialist Noelda.Lopez@flhealth.gov Office: 352-589-6424, After Hours: 352-728-7662 Eustis, Fla.—During the 56th National Poison Prevention Week, celebrated March 19-25 this year, the Florida Department of Health in Lake County is sharing tips to ensure the safety of homes and communities and help prevent poisonings. In 2016, nearly 38,000 poison exposure calls reported in Florida were regarding children age 5 and under. Poisonings are completely preventable and it is every adult’s responsibility to keep children safe from harmful exposure to medications and chemicals around the home.