Adults ages 59 years and older accounted for 9.8% of all cases at the Maryland Poison Center in 2018. Over the past three years, this number has continued to grow. Here, we explore the top 10 reasons older adults should call the poison center.
Poison Safety Archive
“It’s natural, so it must be safe and good for you.” Talk about a sentence that makes almost every health care provider cringe. In this post, we will thoroughly bust the myth that all herbal, natural, or organic remedies, personal care products, and cleaning products are safe and non-toxic.
Sometimes, parents of young children will tell our poison specialists, “I don’t think he/she ate that much because it tastes bad!” But, is this true? Let’s dive deeper to thoroughly bust the myth that children won’t eat things that taste bad…or will they?
Each season brings different poison safety tips that we should keep in mind. Here, we share why you should keep carbon monoxide alarms and proper storage of winter’s hazardous materials in mind.
Think about how many places in your home where alcohol can be found. The obvious place is the liquor cabinet. But, what about the less obvious places? Read more to learn about the hidden sources of alcohol in our homes.
Buying a present for a child this year? Chances are that at least one item on their list will be a toy. As you begin to shop for the holiday season, be aware that there could be hidden dangers for children in some of these gifts.
‘Tis the season for sharing special holiday meals with family and friends. Unfortunately, it is also the season for spreading germs and bacteria. Learn how to prevent food poisoning caused by some bacteria by following these food safety tips.
In 2017, the Maryland Poison Center (MPC) responded to roughly 32,000 calls about exposures in people. Learn about the top three exposures for every age group based on the calls we received.