Category Archives: Poison Prevention

Stay safe while spring cleaning

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The weather is getting warmer and that means it’s time for spring cleaning. Open the windows and let the fresh air in! While you’re making your living space tidy, remember … Continue reading

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Poisonings affect people of all ages

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Every day poison centers receive calls from and about people of every age, from infants to people in their 80s and beyond. Some types of poisoning are more common at … Continue reading

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Why do parents call the poison center?

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Kids act fast, but fortunately so do poison centers. A call to the poison center is your instant connection to an expert, which can be especially handy if you’re a … Continue reading

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Some household products can be poisonous

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Keeping medications up high is just one of the steps you can take to help prevent poisonings at home. (Image from the Up and Away campaign) Did you know most … Continue reading

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Calling the poison center: My child ate toothpaste

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In September we looked at what you can expect when you call the poison center. This month we’ll show you how a call might sound. The example here is pretty … Continue reading

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Is it safe to give your child Orajel or Anbesol?

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The FDA no longer recommends over-the-counter teething relief products that contain benzocaine, which is a medication that numbs pain. Though it’s rare, swallowing benzocaine can cause a dangerous condition called … Continue reading

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Medication safety: Put the cap on

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Oops! A member of the NNEPC team came home to find this scene while their spouse was giving medicine to one of the kids. That’s better! For safety, put the … Continue reading

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What happens when you call the poison center?

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Many people who call the poison center are understandably worried, but the good news is nearly 9 out of every 10 calls from home can be safely managed with fast, … Continue reading

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Have you seen this mushroom?

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We’ve had a number of cases in the last few days of young children getting into amanita muscaria or similar mushrooms in the yard. These can make kids sick. If … Continue reading

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Driving and medications don’t always mix

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For many of us, driving is part of our everyday routine, whether it’s getting to work, running errands or visiting friends and family. But certain medications can make it unsafe … Continue reading

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