National Poison Prevention Week (NPPW) is March 17th – March 23rd, 2019. It was established in 1961 to call attention to the dangers of poisonings and how to prevent poisonings from occurring. Safety interventions, such as child resistant closures and poison prevention campaigns, have saved thousands of lives. In an effort to raise awareness about poison prevention, the Utah Poison Control Center (UPCC) joins poison centers around the country to observe NPPW. Governor Gary R. Herbert signed a proclamation declaring this week as Poison Prevention Week in Utah. Here are some ways to promote NPPW in your home and community: