Macey's, Fresh Market, Dick's Market, Dan's and Lin's Market are working with the University of Utah Poison Control Center, providing information booths to help educate parents and children about poisonous products that can be found in the home.
The booths are in the pharmacy areas where representatives will provide information on medicines and chemicals, and outline preventative steps as part of National Poison Prevention Week, which runs through Saturday.
"We want to help support families in this effort. We need [them] to be aware of the steps that can be taken in the home and in their lives to keep themselves and their young ones safe," said Dave Karpowitz, safety director for the markets' parent company, Associated Food Stores. "It is vital that people arm themselves with basic information on poison prevention, such as keeping chemicals out of the reach of children and reading the labels and dosages on all products."