Is your little ghost or ghoul ready to go trick or treating? Are you having a Halloween party? Review some commonly encountered Halloween hazards to keep you and your family safe.
Jimsonweed, also known as “thorn apple” or “devil’s trumpet,” is a plant that’s flowers bloom in the summer and seed pods bloom in the fall. All parts of this plant – seeds, stems, leaves, roots, and flowers – are poisonous
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.
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.
Heading to a party or cookout this summer? Don’t invite food poisoning. At outdoor parties and cookouts, the temperature of food can change, allowing bacteria to grow. Germs and bacteria on your food can cause food poisoning.
Each season comes with different poison safety risks that we must keep in mind. During the spring season, life gets busy with the return of warm weather, kick-off of sports seasons, and spring break vacations. These tips will help you stay poison safe this spring.
January is the deadliest month for carbon monoxide (CO) poisonings. Although they can happen year-round, CO poisonings occur more often during the winter months, as colder temperatures cause people to use furnaces and other heaters.
As you begin to deck the halls this holiday season, you may find yourself reaching for a plant or two to help spruce up your space. Let’s look at some of the most common plants that pop up around the holiday season and whether they are safe decorating choices.