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  • Carbon Monoxide (CO) Poisoning

    Carbon Monoxide (CO) Poisoning

    Winter warm-ups mean firing up portable generators, gas stoves, space heaters, water heaters and furnaces. Get cozy and enjoy. But remember that heating equipment produces carbon monoxide (CO), a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas that is produced by burning gas, coal, natural...

     
  • Childhood Poisoning Facts

    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...

     
  • Lead poisoning

    Lead poisoning

    Question of the Day Subject: Lead poisoning Q: How do I know if my child is at risk for lead poisoning and when should I have him tested? A: Lead poisoning is an important cause of learning disabilities, anemia (low blood count),...

     
  • Bisphenol A (BPA)

    Bisphenol A (BPA)

    What is Bisphenol A (BPA)? Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical compound used to manufacture polycarbonate plastics. Polycarbonate plastics are used as linings on many consumer products including: Sports bottles Baby bottles Food and drink containers Dental sealants Water cooler...

     
  • Arsenic Poisoning

    Arsenic Poisoning

    What is arsenic? Arsenic is an element widely distributed in the natural environment. It is found in two basic forms, organic and inorganic. Inorganic arsenic compounds are mainly used to preserve wood. Copper chromated arsenic (CCA) is used to make...

     
  • Emergencies and Poisoning list

    Emergencies and Poisoning list

    Allergy and Asthma Asthma Hay fever      Belly problems and dehydration Belly (abdominal) pain Appendicitis Dehydration Diarrhea Vomiting Bites & Stings Ant bites Dog bites Rabies Snakebites  Spider bites Stinging insects Ticks Bones, Bruises & Cuts Fractures Head injury Limp Nursemaid’s...

     
  • Alcohol Use in Teenagers

    Alcohol Use in Teenagers

    Alcohol use in teenagers Experimentation with alcohol during the teen years is common. In fact, according to the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse, almost 80% of high school students have tried alcohol. According to research by the National...