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  • Vomiting

    Vomiting

    Vomiting is the forceful throwing up of stomach contents through the mouth. Spitting up (most commonly seen in infants under 1 year of age) is the easy flow of stomach contents out of the mouth, frequently with a burp. What...

     
  • Spider bites

    Spider bites

    Well, I imagine if you do not like snakes you are probably not very fond of spiders either. Fortunately, of the thousands of different types of poisonous spiders in the US, only a few have fangs long and tough enough to pierce human skin; two of these will be discussed.

     
  • Radon Exposure

    Radon Exposure

    What is radon? Radon is a radioactive gas.  It comes from the natural decay of uranium that is found in nearly all soils. It typically moves up through the ground to the air above and into your home through cracks...

     
  • Poison Prevention

    Poison Prevention

    Because of young children’s curiosity and their unique behavioral patterns (e.g., hand to mouth activity) it is not surprising that over half of the 2 million cases of poisonings reported to poison control centers each year involve children less than...

     
  • Poisonous creatures found in the ocean

    Poisonous creatures found in the ocean

    Click a photo below to view larger versions Box jellyfish (sea wasp) Jellyfish (Cannonball or cabbage head) Jellyfish (Lion’s Mane) Jellyfish (Sea nettle) Jellyfish on the beach Lionfish Portuguese man-of-war Sea anemones Scorpionfish (California) Stonefish Stingray (Round) Stingray (Spotted eagle)

     
  • Poison ivy

    Poison ivy

    If you have been one of those less than fortunate people who have experienced the poison ivy rash, then you know what a major nuisance it is. Poison ivy, like poison oak and poison sumac, is a member of the...

     
  • Poisonings

    Poisonings

    Childhood Poisoning Facts A. Over 2 million human poison exposures are reported to poison control centers nationwide on an annual basis. B. Over 50% of poison exposures occur in children less than 6 years of age. C. Every 30 seconds a child is...

     
  • Plant Poisoning

    Plant Poisoning

    Indoor and outdoor plants are one of the leading causes of poisoning in young children.  In 2004, over 4% of all poisoning exposures reported to poison control centers in children less than 6 years of age involved plants. Poisonous plants...

     
  • Stinging insects

    Stinging insects

    Click a photo below to view larger versions Carpenter bee Yellow jackets Fire ants Wasp Bee sting Bee sting 2 Ant bite

     
  • Poisoning and Injury-related photographs

    Poisoning and Injury-related photographs

    Click a photo below to view larger versions Yo Yo waterball Oil of wintergreen