Experts are emphasizing ways you can keep your family members from getting poisoned in your home this week, and it has nothing to do with plastic and duct tape. It’s part of National Poison Prevention Week and Tammy Noble of the Iowa Statewide Poison Control Center says it’s not terrorist attacks that pose the biggest danger, it’s common household items. She says kids generate the most calls. Noble says children under five account for most of the poison calls in Iowa. Noble says you need to react quickly, but not panic.She has some tips to prevent poisonings, keep household poisons and medicines in their original containers, and keep them locked up and out of sight.To get help with a potential poisoning, Noble says you can call the hotline number at 1-800-222-1222. Nobel says you can also call to get stickers that tell you what to do in case of a poisoning……..The director of International Programs at the University of Iowa fears a sea of red tape in dealing with the new federal agency replacing the Immigration and Naturalization Service. Diana Davies says the new Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services is already threatening to further restrict visitors to the U-S, including scholars in the SEVIS program, or the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System.Davies says more than 50 students who were trying to come to the U-of-I to study last fall were denied visas. She says under the new programs, it’s unclear how many more students will miss out on the opportunity to get an Iowa education, as he says students who’re withheld for security reasons are not revealed due to security concerns. Davies says there has been very little fluctuation in the number of international students attending the U-of-I since the terrorist attacks of nine-eleven and the subsequent crack-downs on foreign visitors. The U-of-I is now home to about 18-hundred international students from nearly one-hundred nations.
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