Poisonings don’t take a vacation. They happen 365 days a year. Stay safe while away with these tips!
Don’t be Spooked by these Halloween Hazards
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.
What You Should Know About Jimsonweed
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
Meet Our Experts: Noelle
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.
There’s Something Fishy Going On
Going fishing and/or eating fish is a common activity. But did you know that certain fish can cause poisonings in humans?
Meet Our Experts: Masha
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 our toxicology fellow: Masha Yemets.
What You Should Know About Poison Hemlock
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.
National Safety Month in the Workplace
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.
7 Unforgettable Cases Managed by the Maryland Poison Center
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.