National Poison Prevention Week, 2005, 14965-14966 [05-5898]

Download as PDF 14965 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 70, No. 55 Wednesday, March 23, 2005 Title 3— Proclamation 7875 of March 18, 2005 The President National Poison Prevention Week, 2005 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation National Poison Prevention Week reminds us that young children need constant close supervision by responsible adults to keep them safe. This week highlights the dangers of accidental poisonings, steps that can be taken to reduce risks, and what to do in case of an emergency. Poison control centers receive approximately one million calls each year about children who have ingested dangerous medicines or chemicals they have found around their homes. Since the first National Poison Prevention Week 43 years ago, many deaths and injuries have been prevented through increased public awareness, the use of child-resistant packaging, and a national network of poison control centers. We must build on this progress by taking additional precautions to keep our children safe. All potentially hazardous products, including those encased in child-resistant packaging, should be stored out of the reach of children. Parents can educate themselves about poisons and receive safety information by visiting the Poison Prevention Week Council website at www.poisonprevention.org. In case of an emergency, families should keep the toll-free number, 1–800–222–1222, on hand in order to reach the nearest Poison Control Center. By properly supervising children, taking preventive measures, and knowing what to do in an emergency, we can help protect our young people from the risks of accidental poisonings. To encourage Americans to learn more about the dangers of accidental poisonings and to take appropriate preventive measures, the Congress, by joint resolution approved September 26, 1961, as amended (75 Stat. 681), has authorized and requested the President to issue a proclamation designating the third week of March each year as ‘‘National Poison Prevention Week.’’ NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim March 20 through March 26, 2005, as National Poison Prevention Week. I call upon all Americans to observe this week by participating in appropriate ceremonies and activities and by learning how to prevent poisonings among children. VerDate jul<14>2003 20:26 Mar 22, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\23MRD0.SGM 23MRD0 14966 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 55 / Wednesday, March 23, 2005 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this eighteenth day of March, in the year of our Lord two thousand five, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-ninth. W [FR Doc. 05–5898 Filed 3–22–05; 10:03 am] Billing code 3195–01–P VerDate jul<14>2003 20:26 Mar 22, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\23MRD0.SGM 23MRD0

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 55 (Wednesday, March 23, 2005)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 14965-14966]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-5898]



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The President





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Proclamation 7875--National Poison Prevention Week, 2005


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 55 / Wednesday, March 23, 2005 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 7875 of March 18, 2005

                
National Poison Prevention Week, 2005

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                National Poison Prevention Week reminds us that young 
                children need constant close supervision by responsible 
                adults to keep them safe. This week highlights the 
                dangers of accidental poisonings, steps that can be 
                taken to reduce risks, and what to do in case of an 
                emergency.

                Poison control centers receive approximately one 
                million calls each year about children who have 
                ingested dangerous medicines or chemicals they have 
                found around their homes. Since the first National 
                Poison Prevention Week 43 years ago, many deaths and 
                injuries have been prevented through increased public 
                awareness, the use of child-resistant packaging, and a 
                national network of poison control centers. We must 
                build on this progress by taking additional precautions 
                to keep our children safe. All potentially hazardous 
                products, including those encased in child-resistant 
                packaging, should be stored out of the reach of 
                children. Parents can educate themselves about poisons 
                and receive safety information by visiting the Poison 
                Prevention Week Council website at 
                www.poisonprevention.org. In case of an emergency, 
                families should keep the toll-free number, 1-800-222-
                1222, on hand in order to reach the nearest Poison 
                Control Center. By properly supervising children, 
                taking preventive measures, and knowing what to do in 
                an emergency, we can help protect our young people from 
                the risks of accidental poisonings.

                To encourage Americans to learn more about the dangers 
                of accidental poisonings and to take appropriate 
                preventive measures, the Congress, by joint resolution 
                approved September 26, 1961, as amended (75 Stat. 681), 
                has authorized and requested the President to issue a 
                proclamation designating the third week of March each 
                year as ``National Poison Prevention Week.''

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the 
                United States of America, do hereby proclaim March 20 
                through March 26, 2005, as National Poison Prevention 
                Week. I call upon all Americans to observe this week by 
                participating in appropriate ceremonies and activities 
                and by learning how to prevent poisonings among 
                children.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                eighteenth day of March, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand five, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and twenty-ninth.

                    (Presidential Sig.)B

[FR Doc. 05-5898
Filed 3-22-05; 10:03 am]
Billing code 3195-01-P