Day #2 National Poison Prevention WeekBy Leslie Terjesen on Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Tuesday, March 22
Poison Centers: Saving You Time and Money
Responding to approximately 3 million calls each year, poison centers save countless American lives and
millions of American taxpayer dollars every year by providing free, confidential medical advice to people
who have been exposed to poison. Every dollar invested in the poison center system saves $13.39 in
health care costs and lost productivity, totaling more than $1.8 billion every year.
Poison centers are a good deal for taxpayers, for the government, for health care facilities, for insurance
companies, and forthe public.