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.
Poison Safety Archive
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.
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.
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 adults and older adults.
Adults ages 59 years and older accounted for 9.8% of all cases at the Maryland Poison Center in 2018. Over the past three years, this number has continued to grow. Here, we explore the top 10 reasons older adults should call the poison center.