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?
Winter Poison Safety
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.
Tissues and Medicines and Coughs, Oh My!
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.
Alcohol: Is It Hiding in Your Home?
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.
Toy Safety for Your Tiny Tots
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.
Traveling with Medicine
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.
Let’s Talk Turkey: Food Safety 101
‘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.
Common Substances that Keep the Calls Coming
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.
OTC Medicine Safety for All Ages
Some people think OTC medicines are safer than prescription medicines. But, all medicines can be harmful if not used correctly. Follow these tips to make sure your family uses OTC medicines safely.
Back to School Poison Safety for All Ages
Tips and advice to help your family have a safe, healthy, and happy start to the new school year.