Many people enjoy gardening. It’s a fun hobby with endless options of plants to choose from! Succulents are popular garden additions. They are valued for their hardiness, meaning they thrive in different temperatures, levels of light, and time between watering.
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.
People often think that poison centers are only for little kids, but that’s not true. Poison centers are for everyone, including tweens and teens. It’s important that tweens and teens are familiar with safety tips and tools to keep themselves safe.
At the Maryland Poison Center (MPC), we talk a lot about poisons that are swallowed. But did you know we manage other types of poison exposures, too? Let’s look at other ways a person can be exposed to a poison, such as inhalation exposures.
If your child eats dish soap or a piece of a plant, who would you call? Hopefully your local poison center came to mind. But what happens if your furry family member eats something they shouldn’t? There are two animal poison centers- ASPCA Animal Poison Control and Pet Poison Helpline.
Delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), also known as delta-8, is becoming an increasingly popular product. Let’s dive deeper into what you need to know about delta-8 to help keep you and your loved ones safe.
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: Angela Lam.
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.