Join Us During National Inhalant and Poisons Awareness Week (NIPAW)
Posted March 17, 2017
It's that time of year again; the trees are starting to bud and the flowers are starting to bloom. From March 19 to the 25, it's also time for National Inhalants and Poisons Awareness Week (NIPAW).
NIPAW is an annual, community level program that seeks to broaden understanding of inhalant abuse and accidental poisonings as well as to educate about their prevention. The program was first developed in 1992 by the National Inhalant Prevention Coalition. NIPAW is an extension of National Poison Prevention Week (NPPW).
The Alliance for Consumer Education has developed various resources for parents, educators, and industry partners. The ACE Parent and Educator Toolkit will equip you with the information you need to start a discussion. Your child or class will also benefit from the activities included that are intended to provide an interactive way to learn about inhalant abuse prevention and poison prevention.
The ACE Partner and Industry Toolkit provides ready-to-share information for your constituents and customers. It also contains ways to become involved in NIPAW's panel on March 23rd. During our expert panel, we'll hear from representatives from the government, household brands, first responders, and association leaders.
The panel features Acting Chair Commissioner of Consumer Product Safety Commission, Anne Marie Buerkle, Sgt. Jeff Williams of the East Cleveland Police Department, Anne Thompson, Technical Manager at 3M, and Stephen Kaminski, CEO of the American Association of Poison Control Centers. Robert Slone, Chief Technology and Sustainability Officer at Stepan Company, will serve as moderator. Our panelists will be discussing ways to prevent inhalant abuse and accidental poisonings from their unique perspectives.
Attend the event in DC or tune in to our Facebook page to watch live, starting at 9 a.m. EST. Follow ACE on Facebook for streaming updates.
Children are half as likely to try to inhalants if an adult has spoken to them about the dangers of inhalant abuse. By getting educated and involved, you are part of the solution.
To learn more about NIPAW, visit www.ConsumerEd.org/NIPAW