With the spring and summer season, you may find yourself reaching for a refreshing fruit as a snack. Some fruits contain pits and/or seeds that can be harmful.
Cardiovascular (heart) medicines are used to treat diseases of the heart and high blood pressure. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one of the most common prescription drugs taken by adults are for cardiovascular disease.
Pre-teens and teens make up about 17 percent of cases managed by the Maryland Poison Center annually. Studies suggest you should start talking with children about substances when they are an early pre-teen. Let’s review medicines and other substances they may be using.
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.
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.