Each year, over 50,000 calls are received by the Utah Poison Control Center. More than 60% of the exposures involve children less than six years of age.
In 2010, 94% of all poisonings occurred in the home. Fortunately 79% were managed on site with telephone follow-up. Therefore, it is critical to safeguard the home environment. The Utah Poison Control Center reminds everyone to make poisoning prevention a year round responsibility.
The top three poison categories in children involve:
(1). Cosmetics and personal care products;
(2). Household cleaning products;
(3). Pain killers such as acetaminophen and ibuprofen.
The top three poison categories in adults involve:
(1). Pain killers including narcotics and over-the-counter analgesics;
(2). Sedatives (drugs to reduce anxiety) and hypnotics (sleep aids);
For more information on the Utah Poison Control Center, visit http://poisoncontrol.utah.edu/ To report a poisoning or possible poisoning, contact Tooele County Dispatch at 435-882-5600 or the Utah Poison Control Center at 800-222-1222.
Welcome to ENRICH computer courses from the Library!
Facebook is the most popular social networking website in the world. It’s a great way to stay in touch with family and friends. In this course, you will learn all about Facebook, become a member of this free website and post messages and photos online. This course covers Facebook on desktop and laptop computers.
- Enrich classes are specifically designed for adult learners.
- You’ll receive a free workbook in each class.
- A computer is provided during class.
- Pre-registration is required at the library.
- All courses are free of charge.
- Instructors & small classes = Success!
Registration is required.
Learn how to end back talk, set limits, avoid power struggles, and teach responsibility while keeping your child’s love.
Food provided at each session.
Registration is required at HealthyRelationshipsUtah.org.
Saturday, March 25, 2017
10 am to 2 pm
Tooele High School
$15 tickets (general admission)
Purchase tickets at Mountain West Medical Center or by calling 843-3600 x 0
Featuring Keynote Speaker:
“Mental Illness Does Not Discriminate”
Sheila is a native of Tooele and has become a five-time Emmy award winning journalist and the host of Portland, Oregon’s #1 radio program, Kink.fm. She is author of All the Things We Never Knew: Chasing the Chaos of Mental Illness, retelling how her husband’s mental illness unfolded before her, but as Sheila pieced together the puzzle, it was too late, and her partner took his life within just six weeks of a diagnosis of bipolar disorder, leaving his nine-year old daughter and Sheila to recover from profound grief. Sheila serves on the boards of The Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health Care and the Flawless Foundation. In 2015, she was voted one of “Oregon’s Mental Health Heroes.”