Wisconsin Poison Center
PO Box 1997, Suite C660
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1997
Wisconsin Poison Center: Busy Summer, Ready for Fall
Located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Poison Center has been on the forefront of educating people about teenage use of liquid nicotine and e-cigarettes. Dependence on these products may lead them to other substances down the line. The poison center offers school-based outreach by their poison center educators. They will distribute informational materials, lectures, and provide trainings to raise awareness. The Poison Center has extensive resources for all grades and ages on their website, on all matters, not just “e-cigarettes” and liquid nicotine.
Throughout the summer, the center engaged in several activities across the state that brought awareness to toxic dangers. The center visited several county fairs, and focused on rural Wisconsin’s townships by participating in Wisconsin Farm Technology Days, highlighting toxic threats specific to rural areas.
When they’re not in classrooms or traveling around the state, the center is handling thousands of potential poisoning cases per year at their Milwaukee center. Since 2010, the Center took care of more than 340,000 cases of potential poisonings and exposures in the state of Wisconsin. When asked what the Wisconsin Poison Center wanted the public to know, they said, “We want to expand our outreach and education in the older adult arena, reminding adults that they don’t have to have small grandchildren to use our services for themselves.”