The best way to find out what to do if you think a poisoning or overdose has happened, only takes 10 key strokes. Dial 800-222-1222. You will speak directly with a poison expert.
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There’s a saying that what goes up, must come down. When it comes to poisons, many people think that what goes down must come up. But that is not true! Learn how forcing someone to throw up can actually be more dangerous than leaving a substance in the stomach.
Essential oils are concentrated liquids that contain the fragrance (scent) of a plant. They are often removed from the plant and added to soaps, perfumes, air fresheners, and cleaning products. They are also used as flavorings in food and drinks.
Poison centers in the US started receiving calls about exposures to single load laundry packets, more commonly known as laundry pods, in 2012. These exposures were most common in kids 5 and under. Since 2015, the number of exposures reported
The holiday poem ‘Tis the Season to be Poisoned is back by popular demand! But, don’t let the humor distract you from its warning! There are plenty of ways to get in to trouble this season. Luckily poison experts are always
The holidays should be a time of joy and family get-togethers. Don’t let a mishap with holiday items, medicine or food spoil the festivities. Here are some tips to keep everything merry and bright. Use Caution When Decorating. Holiday décor
It’s almost time for every poison center’s favorite holiday: Halloween! From skeletons to bubbling witches brew, poisons are a featured part of many haunted celebrations. Fortunately that’s just fun and games. Here’s some information to ensure you have a non-toxic
Trusting someone else to watch your child can be difficult. Know that the Maryland Poison Center has your back. Poisonings are most common in kids, and most of the time they happen at home. So before you go out for