June is National Safety Month! While the main focus is workplace safety, a lot of the information and safety tips also applies to your home and wherever else you may be.
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.
The Maryland Poison Center staff is a small but mighty team. People are often shocked to hear that our staff only consists of about 25 people since we are a 24/7 state-wide service. Each person plays an important role in the daily operations and fulfilling our mission.
Over the past four years, we have posted 99 blogs here at the Maryland Poison Center’s eAntidote. This is #100! After four years and more than 4,000 visitors, we use our 100th post to reflect on the 10 most read posts on eAntidote.
Since 2010, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has held 20 National Drug Take Back Day events. These events are a free and easy way to safely dispose of medicines – both prescription and over-the-counter. The next drug take back day event is October 23, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Antihistamines are a type of medicine commonly used to treat allergies. Antihistamines were involved in approximately 1,200 cases at the Maryland Poison Center (MPC) in 2020. Let’s dive deeper into antihistamines and how to safely use them.