Save the California Poison Control System sign now

We the Undersigned request that the members of the California State Legislature and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger reconsider funding for the California Poison Control System (CPCS).

The services provided by the CPCS are crucial to the well being of all Californians. To discontinue funding, would be totally irresponsible and a punishment to the citizens of the State of California. True, it may account for $5.9 million in the States budget but when you look at the totality of the Californias deficit of $24.3 billion, does $5.9 million really make that big a dent? In the grand scheme of things, that $5.9 million is nothing compared to the $70 million in health care costs that are saved. Lets face it, 164,000 more visits to the emergency room is going to cost the State of California a whole lot more than $5.9 million.

In twelve years, the CPCS has saved over 3,000,000 lives. Are we trying to say that those 250,000 lives a year arent worth it? Many of those calls are for children under the age of 5. As a mother of a toddler, this is greatly disconcerting to the author of this petition. We are extremely diligent about keeping an eye on our young one but accidents happen. Children are curious by nature and all it takes is for a parent (or any responsible adult/guardian) to turn their back for just a moment.

And what about all of those Californians who love the great outdoors? Poisonous incidents dont just occur in the home. They also happen in nature. You never know when a rattle snake or spider might be lurking around a corner waiting for an unsuspecting Californian (or tourist).

The California Poison Control System saves lives. Please, please reconsider the budget for the next fiscal year and find a way to save the California Poison Control System. We cannot afford to allow California to be the largest state in the United States without poison control services.

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  • 24 December 2015100. Jena F
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  • 20 November 201598. Thomas R
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  • 11 November 201597. Diana R
    City, Zip Code 95130 Please maintain funding for this invaluable service
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  • 18 September 201591. Carrie Q
    City, Zip Code Altadena, CA I just called Poison Control last week for my 17-month-old daughter. This is a very important program.
  • 12 September 201590. Amy D
    City, Zip Code Pacifica, 94044 I have used it myself for my two daughters - an invaluable service!
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    City, Zip Code Carmichael, CA 95608 Save our children!
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  • 22 July 201582. Allyson R
    City, Zip Code Palo Alto 94303 It is cost effective. Cheaper than the ER.
  • 14 July 201581. Megan R
    City, Zip Code Oakland, CA 94608 Please save this valuable service. It could save the life of my son or another small and into every child!
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    City, Zip Code 94127 stop the capitalist greed! keep our services!
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  • 01 July 201576. Sarah Jc
    City, Zip Code Pacifica, CA 94044 I have two very young children and have used the wonderful Poison Control hotline several times. PLEASE DON'T TAKE THIS VALUABLE RESOURCE AWAY!!
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