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.
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Have you ever wondered what goes on inside a poison center in addition to the calls for assistance? The 24/7 telephone service is what we are most known for and is a vital service, but there are other services and activities that take place.
The Maryland Poison Center staff is a small but mighty team. People are often shocked to hear that our staff only consists of about 25 people since we are a 24/7 state-wide service. Each person plays an important role in the daily operations and fulfilling our mission.
Over the past four years, we have posted 99 blogs here at the Maryland Poison Center’s eAntidote. This is #100! After four years and more than 4,000 visitors, we use our 100th post to reflect on the 10 most read posts on eAntidote.
Mr. Yuk celebrates his 50th birthday in 2021! The familiar green face was created at the Pittsburgh Poison Center in 1971. Dr. Richard Moriarty, the founder of the Pittsburgh Poison Center, wanted to create a symbol that could help prevent poisonings in children.
National Poison Prevention Week (NPPW) has been observed in the United States since 1962. It began on February 7, 1962, when President John F. Kennedy responded to a request from Congress and proclaimed the third full week of March every year as National Poison Prevention Week.
When you call the poison center, you often need information or help with a particular situation. You just want an answer to your question. We asked Jen, one of our poison experts, to explain why we ask a series of questions.