Yearly Archives: 2013

Broken snow globe? There may be more than water inside

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Many people think that snow globes are just filled with water. But some globes, especially ones from overseas, actually have a small amount of ethylene glycol (antifreeze) mixed in. This can … Continue reading

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Holiday safety tips

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New Hampshire educator Laurie Warnock recently appeared on ConcordTV’s “On The Beat” to talk about the poison center and offer some holiday safety tips.

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Three tips for buying safe Christmas toys

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Buying Christmas presents for kids is always a challenge. We can’t help you pick out the perfect gift, but we can help you make sure your gifts are safe and … Continue reading

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Do you have old medication?

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The U.S. DEA is working with local police agencies to hold a medication take-back this Saturday, October 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is a great chance for … Continue reading

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What is the drug called Molly?

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There have been numerous news reports recently about a party drug called “Molly” that has been making the rounds, especially at concerts. Close to home, the drug has been potentially … Continue reading

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Introducing Medical Director Dr. Tammi Schaeffer

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The Northern New England Poison Center is pleased to welcome Dr. Tammi Schaeffer as our new medical director! Dr. Schaeffer comes to us from the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug … Continue reading

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Eye injuries: PPE is important at home, too

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When was the last time you wore personal protective equipment (PPE), such as gloves or safety glasses? Do you have to wear it for work? Or maybe you’d have to … Continue reading

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Is that snake or spider poisonous?

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Whether it’s that spider building its web in the corner of your bathroom or a snake in your garden, you may have wondered if that creepy-crawly thing was poisonous. If … Continue reading

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Healthy Homes: An interview with Eric Frohmberg

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Eric Frohmberg is the manager of the Maine Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program and the chair of the Maine Healthy Homes Advisory Council. We asked him some questions about Healthy … Continue reading

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Can I give my child Benadryl to make them sleepy?

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If you’ve ever traveled on a plane with a young child, you may have been tempted to give them a dose of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to make them sleepy. While you … Continue reading

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