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Pretty Poisons

It’s that time of year again – Indiana is enjoying warmer temperatures, longer days and lots of greenery. Everyone will be spending more time outdoors now and young children will find many interesting things to explore, including plants. We all enjoy the beauty plants bring to our homes...

Hand Gels

Written by Jayne S., RN, CSPI When soap and water are not available, hand gels do come in “handy” when trying to combat the cold and flu.  The smaller containers can attach to backpacks or be carried in purses where curious children may find them.  Many...

Medicine Safety

In 2015, 57% of human exposures involved medications, or pharmaceuticals. Most over-the-counter and prescription medicines can be helpful when taken as directed. However, when not taken properly, medicines can be harmful, and in some cases deadly. Medication errors can occur at any age, which is why it’s important for everyone...

National Poison Prevention Week

Why is it necessary to devote one whole week every March to promoting poison prevention? A look at the numbers provides an explanation. In 2016, the Indiana Poison Center received 55,528 requests for assistance (averaging 152.1 cases per day). In addition, the staff of the Poison Center placed 84,615 calls to patients and health...

HOT TIPS FOR STAYING POISON SAFE THIS WINTER

When it's too cold to play outside, children are often left to find their own adventures indoors.  It's all part of cabin fever - being cooped up and having to make do with indoor activities.  Adults experience it and so do the kids. Don't forget....

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