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  • Dangerous spiders and snakes

    Dangerous spiders and snakes

    Click a photo below to view larger versions Poisonous vs nonpoisonous snake Southern Copperhead snake Eastern Cottonmouth Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake Eastern Coral snake Brown recluse spider Brown recluse spider bite Brown recluse bite 2 Black widow

  • Potentially dangerous mushrooms if eaten

    Potentially dangerous mushrooms if eaten

    Click a photo below to view larger versions Mushroom poisoning Amanita muscaria Amanita phalloides Amanita Smithiana Amanita verna Boletus species Chlorophyllum molybdites Coprinus atramentarius (Inky cap) Cortinarius species Gyromitra Gyromitra 2 Inocybe species Psilocybe Psilocybe 2 Psilocybe 3 Tricholoma equestre

  • Pesticides and Child Safety

    Pesticides and Child Safety

    What are pesticides? These are chemical compounds used to kill pests, including insects, rodents, worms, weeds, and fungi. There are many classes of pesticides, including: • organophosphates (e.g. parathion) • carbamates (e.g. aldicarb) • pyrethrins/pyrethroids (pyrethrin) • chlorinated hydrocarbons (e.g....

  • One Pill Can Kill

    One Pill Can Kill

    A whole bottleful of just about any medicine can cause serious illness, if not kill a small child. But it may not be well known that some commonly prescribed medications are so potent that just one or two pills (or...

  • 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...

  • Mercury Poisoning

    Mercury Poisoning

    What is mercury? Mercury is a naturally occurring element that is found in air, water and soil. However, human activities have also contributed greatly to the amount of mercury released into the environment. There are three basic types of mercury...

  • Lead Poisoning

    Lead Poisoning

    What is lead poisoning? Lead poisoning is one of the most common environmental child health problems in the United States and is caused by too much lead in the body. Children are most commonly exposed to lead by the ingestion...

  • Harmless substances

    Harmless substances

    Fortunately, most young children will swallow substances or medications that do not produce any serious symptoms.In general, the following list includes examples of harmless substances when swallowed:  Aluminum foil Bar soap Candles Chalk Cigarette ashes  Crayons  Cosmetics (except nail polish remover) Deodorants...

  • Hand Sanitzer Poisoning: A Real Case and Discussion

    Hand Sanitzer Poisoning: A Real Case and Discussion

    A Case Report presented at the 2007 North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology Annual Meeting, New Orleans Sell KA. Hand Sanitizer Exposure in a Two Year Old with a Documented High Blood Ethanol Level The Hennepin Regional Poison Center in...

  • Fish Poisoning and Envenomations

    Fish Poisoning and Envenomations

    Human encounters with venomous marine creatures are common and may result in serious poisoning. Venomous fish can inject toxins into our bodies when we come in contact with them. Poisoning can also occur by ingesting the flesh of a toxic fish....