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  • Toothpaste Ingestion

    Toothpaste Ingestion

    A Toothpaste Ingestion that Resulted in Poisoning: A Real Case and Discussion A Case Report presented at the 2007 North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology Annual Meeting, New Orleans Schaeffer SE: Hypocalcemia and Dysrhythmia in a Pediatric Patient Following Toothpaste...

     
  • Prevention of Food-borne Illness from Outdoor Cooking

    Prevention of Food-borne Illness from Outdoor Cooking

    According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), an increasing number of people, including myself, say they cook outdoors year round. But whether we’re cooking under the warm September sun or during a December snowfall, we need to follow food-safety guidelines to...

     
  • Mushroom Poisoning

    Mushroom Poisoning

    Every year across the United States, more than 8,000 cases of mushroom ingestions are reported to the American Association of Poison Control Centers. Children under the age of 6 years account for a majority of these cases. Fortunately, the majority...

     
  • Poison and Injury Prevention during the Holidays

    Poison and Injury Prevention during the Holidays

    It is that time of year: Family gatherings, decorations, gifts, delicious food and warm fireplaces. But these traditions can place a young child at risk for preventable injuries and poisonings. The following are safety tips to help ensure that every family has a happy,...