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How To Create A Lo A new national hotline created by Congress prevent poisonings is lives and health care That's why parents caregivers are being to post the bv the phone: 2. The new number was to provide access to the 65 local poison centers through one number. Thousands have already advantage of the free confidential service. In for every dollar on a poison center saves nearly dollars in otherwise medical Because of this, the SAFE KIDS urges those with children to keep the nearbv. than three-fourths poison exposures can successfully treated at with the advice of a center, thus saving 0a time and expense /)lved in an emergency -" --:}m visit," said Martha ar, coordinator of the .'r. .,.l, ition, a program of the up lahoma State Department He J-Iealth. ,uts l.ast year, poison centers tme. !the I.S. answered nearly k on  million emergency ae, lone calls. More than half -Dot...;'those poison exposures two rred in children under mTea ge of 6, and most lso a .pened at home. About ag' young children die each ar from unintentional 'ed nings, according to the j plaCeS. Consumer Product few Commission. Officials the Oklahoma Poison ' d trol Center took 46,983 s na , _a mose calls in 2001 TIOUllU ;;1,.1 k . -,-,, ,-,uood poisoning is a ,p,s rd often overlooked by hits trents and caregivers. "tCommonly used products nd :kh as cosmetics, ad tv./Rergents and medicines exand. be fatal to young a Rdren if left within their d twach. Even innocent aker, .king items like had sP.lusehold plants and min supplements can ison a child in less than a ute. "Children ages 5 and est It }lder are particularly to poisonings to their curiosity and desire to put into their said Collar. SAFE KIDS offers following tips for poisonings: * Keep poisonous out of reach. potentially harmful out of sight and in cabinets with locks is one of best ways to prevent ungs. nne n "poison- your home, get on the floor to view surroundings from a perspective. which household are poisonous. aS common as can be due to its alcohol if a child swallows a amount. Stay alert while using household Many poisonings while adults are using d product like a cleaner or bleach. should know where Gem Hutchison for PIONEER BOARD of DIRECTORS Talk to your doctor or go to our FREE Risk Assessment page on the web. Q._..o.tt su.' FOU...OM W W W, S t [ E P F 0 U N D A T I 0 N , 0 R G April 9th 6:00-7:00 p.m. Thomas School children are when these products are in use. Never leave a child alone in a room with a poisonous product. * Never refer to medicine or vitamins as candy. Referring to medicine as candy could cause a child to think that it is harmless or pleasant to eat. Since children tend to mimic adults, avoid taking medications in front of them. Vitamins, particularly those containing iron, can also be poisonous to children. * Throw away old medicines and other potential poisons. Discard old medicines on a regular basis bv flushing them down the toilet. * Keep products m original containers. Never put potentially poisonous products in something other than their original container where they could be mistaken for something harmless. "CAUGHT BEING GOOD" were:. (front from left. Dalton Garlln Chelsea Bates, Bailey Conki back from k J.R.  Kaleb Eakins and Tristen ThreadgilL * Buy child-resistant Art exhibit packaging. Chad-resistant em00,,as,zes caps do not guarantee that importance of arts education children cannot open a container, but they do deter children and increase the time that you have to stop them before they swallow a poison. If a poisoning does occur, follow these guidelines: * Be prepared. Keep the poison hotline number, physician and emergenc T medical service next to each telephone. Always keep a bottle of ipecac syrup on hand (one per child) to induce vomiting, but use it only on the advice of a poison control center, emergency medical service personnel or physician. Vomiting can often aggravate the poisoning and cause even greater long- term danmge..Mso keep a bottle of activated charcoal in your first aid kit. * Call for help. If you suspect a child has swallowed something, check his or her mouth. Remove any remaining poison from the child's mouth, then call your local poison control center, physician or other emergent T medical services. When calling, bring the container of the ingested substance to the phone with you. For free poison hotline telephone stickers and educational materials, contact the Oklahoma Poison Control Center, 405-271-5062. those experiences back to their classrooms and communities across the state. Everything I learned at the Fall Arts Institute will transfer to my students," said MJ. Henderson, an art teacher from Cushing Public Schools. "My enthusiasm for my personal artwork will catch' as well." According to Buzzard, the exhibit uniquely underscores the imtx)rtance of* arts education and even complements, through design, a major, long-term public awareness campaign called 6ArtsPower.6 A project of the Oklahoma Business Circle for Arts Education, "Artspower: Bringing the Arts Back to Oklahoma's Schex01s fi One School at a Time6 aims to effect the return of art and music teachers to Oklahoma's 1,200 schools, kindergarten through 8th grade. "The Arts Institute helped to expand my skills as an art instructor and I learned new techniques that I can pass on to my students," said Carol Snyder, a teacher with Ardmore City Schools. The show debuted with a March exhibition at Ardmore's Charles B. Goddard Center for the Visual and Performing Arts. From the Capitol the exhibit will travel to the Omniplex, Oklahoma City, in May and will make its final appearance in October at Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa. Following the Tulsa exhibition, the student photographs will become a part of the larger Quartz Mountain Art Collection. Portions of the Quartz Mountain Art Collection, a collection of 300 works created by students, participants, and facuhy artists of the Oklahoma Arts Institute, are displayed at the Quartz Mountain Arts and Conference Center in Lone Wolf, Oklahoma. The exhibit runs through the'entire month of April. An exhibition of artwork created by Oklahoma's educators, community and amateur artists is now on display at the Oklahoma State Capitol through the end of April. Entitled Moving Mountains: Drawings from the Oklahoma Fall Arts Institutes, the exhibition features the charcoal landscape drawings of adult participants who attended the programs of the Oklahoma Arts Institute (OAI) at Quartz Mountain in 2001. According to Jessica Buzzard, Public Relations Director for OAI, the Oklahoma Fall Arts Institute is a continuing arts education program for educators and amateur and community artists. The program is held at Quartz Mountain Arts and Conference Center in southwest Oklahoma. "The work in this exhibition was created by adults attending the Landscape Drawing workshop led by Lawton artist Katherine Liontas- Warren," Buzzard explained. Liontas-Warren teaches all levels of drawing and printmaking at Cameron University. One of he; drawings, W.C. Austin, is displayed at Quartz Mountain as part of the Arts Institute's Quartz Mountain Art Collection. The exhibition at the Capitol the second stop on a statewide tour - includes statements from each artist describing his or her experience at Quartz Mountain and the ways in which he or she will bring The parachute was almost invented by Leonardo da Vinci in 1515. However, his prototype failed--it had no air hole at the top. 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