Category Archives: Poison Prevention

NNEPC releases presentation on COVID-related poisonings

In this 10-minute presentation, NNEPC educator Gayle Finkelstein discusses some of the types of poisonings we’ve been seeing more frequently since the pandemic started and provides some prevention steps you … Continue reading

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NNEPC sees uptick in false hellebore poisonings

Every spring the Northern New England Poison Center manages a number of poisonings resulting from foragers eating false hellebore by mistake, and we’ve seeing a particular spike in cases this … Continue reading

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Staying safe while staying home

For more information, see our COVID-related poisonings fact sheet “My daughter licked some hand sanitizer. Should I be worried?” “I mixed bleach with vinegar and now I’m having a hard … Continue reading

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Effects of marijuana use during pregnancy and breastfeeding

Download this as a printable fact sheet Summary Studies suggest that using marijuana while pregnant or breastfeeding may have negative affects on the baby’s development. While these studies have been … Continue reading

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Foraging for mushrooms can be risky

Every year the Northern New England Poison Center helps patients who have become sick after misidentifying mushrooms they picked to eat. Among NNEPC cases, mistakes made while foraging are the … Continue reading

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Podcast: What is CBD all about?

The NNEPC’s educators for New Hampshire and Vermont, Laurie Warnock and Gayle Finkelstein, sit down to discuss cannabidiol, better known as CBD, in the latest episode of our Poison Ed … Continue reading

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Your poison center: A podcast from the NNEPC

In honor of National Poison Prevention Week, March 17-23, 2019, Vermont educator Gayle Finkelstein and New Hampshire educator Laurie Warnock sit down to talk about what makes the poison center … Continue reading

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Time to clean out old medications and hazardous waste

When the weather gets warmer, it’s time to clean up and clean out! Besides dusting and scrubbing your living space, spring cleaning is a good time to make sure you … Continue reading

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What are the tick risks in northern New England?

Ticks! Just thinking about them can make your skin crawl. With growing populations of ticks in northern New England, there is a good chance you or someone you know has … Continue reading

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How to choose a carbon monoxide alarm

A carbon monoxide alarm is one of your most important tools for preventing poisonings in your home. Carbon monoxide is a poisonous gas that you can’t see or smell. It’s … Continue reading

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