March 12, 2001
Mr. Yuk marks 30 years
He's green and he's unhappy, but not because he's turning 30. For Mr. Yuk, it's his duty to look that way.
That familiar green face, sticking out his tongue, has helped teach people to stay away from medicines and dangerous household products for 30 years.
The Washington Poison Center is marking the 30th anniversary of the Mr. Yuk symbol during the month of March, National Poison Prevention Month, by urging you to poison proof your home and workplace and keep the number by your telephone.
The toll-free number is 1-800-732-6985.
It's on the inside of your phone book. You also may call that number to obtain Mr. Yuk stickers, which have the Washington Poison Center phone number printed on them