Saving lives with SOS Poison App

25 JANUARY 2011, ALMERE - THE NETHERLANDS
Summary
What do you do when a child has eaten a buttercup? Should you induce vomiting in a child when it has drunk bleach? Everyone with a smartphone can immediately find answers to these types of questions by using the new SOS Poison app. The app is available for iPhones as well as Android phones.

The SOS Poison application for smartphones contains an alphabetic list

with 190 toxic substances. For each substance, there is an instruction on

what to do if a child has ingested it. In addition, the app also contains a

list of more than 60 toxic plants. Every plant has a clear photo next to it,

so that users can immediately recognise which plant a child has eaten from.

The app also provides advice on ticks, snakes, jellyfish, bees or wasps and

there is a separate chapter with prevention tips and other relevant

information.

 

    "This app is of course intended for parents, but is certainly also useful

for teachers, playschool teachers, sports instructors and others who deal

with children," says publisher Don Veldkamp.

 

    The SOS Poison app is a publication by the Dutch Foundation 'Ticket to

Prevent'. The foundation works closely together with experts from the Dutch

Red Cross, The Orange Cross, and 'Consumer and Safety', the Dutch consumer

safety watchdog.

 

    "An important advantage of the app is the ease with which new advice or

altered insights can be implemented. We can therefore continuously keep the

app up-to-date," says Veldkamp.

 

    If you buy the SOS Poison app, the latest updated version is always

available for free, via the app store.

 

    The app has now been available for a few weeks, and is clearly catching

on. One user writes: "This is an amazing app if ever I've seen one. If you

have young children, this is almost a must."

 

    "The SOS Poison app is available in English, German, Dutch, and

French. We are currently busily translating the SOS Poison app, and making

it available in the app stores of other European countries," says Veldkamp.

The SOS Poison app can be downloaded from Apple's iTunes App store for the

payment of 2.99 pounds. Android users download the app directly via their

mobile phones, from the Android market.
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About Tickettoprevent

Ticket to Prevent is a Dutch publishing company based in Almere.
The aim of Ticket to Prevent is to protect children by publishing extensive information about prevention, safety and health in and around the house.

Ticket to Prevent developed the acclaimed mobile App: SOS Poison which is available in 5 different languages:

German: Gifteratgeber
French:  Anti Poison Mobile
Dutch:  Gifwijzer
Spanish:  SOS Toxico
English: SOS Poison