Gearing up for the big game? Whether you are watching with your family or having a party with friends, don’t invite food poisoning to the watch party!
Poisonings are very common in children under the age of six, and 90 percent of the time they happen at home! So before you go out for a date night, talk with your babysitter about poison safety.
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. Read this Q&A to get to know one of our specialists: Noelle Etube.
Poison hemlock is a toxic weed that grows in almost every state in the United States. It is found in fields and vacant lots and along roads, fences, and streams. All parts of the plant are toxic due to an alkaloid called coniine.
With a combined 210 years of experience managing cases, our poison specialists have heard it all. Whether the case involves life-threatening poisons or those that cause little or no harm, the poison specialists at the MPC are always available to help.
Herbicides, also known as weed killers, are a common household product. The spring season brings warmer weather and a chance to spend more time outside. You may also notice more weeds growing in your lawn or garden. Learn more about herbicides.
Have you ever wondered what goes on inside a poison center in addition to the calls for assistance? The 24/7 telephone service is what we are most known for and is a vital service, but there are other services and activities that take place.