“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.
One of the goals of our eAntidote blog is to introduce you to the real poison experts who answer the phones at the Maryland Poison Center (MPC), as well as our staff members. In this post, you’ll to get to know one of our specialists: Amber Ferrell.
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.
Along with the cold winter air comes seemingly never-ending runny noses and coughs. Before opening the medicine cabinet for an over-the-counter remedy, let’s remember a few very important points.
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.
The holiday season means traveling for many of us. No matter your destination, if you take medicine, it is important that you travel with it safely. The MPC offers a few tips for traveling with medicine.
‘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.
One of the goals of our eAntidote blog is to introduce you to the real poison experts who answer the phones at the Maryland Poison Center (MPC), as well as our staff members. In this post, you’ll get to know our executive director: Bruce Anderson.