Children learn about their environment by exploring. They look, touch, and taste. Sometimes, the things they taste are a real head scratcher, but are they actually harmful?
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Safe storage is one of the best ways to help prevent poisonings and overdoses. This seemingly simple idea includes many layers. Let’s explore these layers to help ensure your home is poison safe for your family, visitors, and pets.
We’ll be taking a look at some of the most common substances we receive calls about over the next few months. This month, let’s take a closer look at the top three poisons seen among children ages 0-19 years.
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.
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.