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Repel the Pests . . . Don’t Poison Your People

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Summertime and warm weather invite stinging, biting ,and buzzing insects to come back to life.  Store shelves are stocked with bug repellents of all sorts: sprays, solids, lotions, and even products that smoke when burned.  We’re all shopping for the best product to protect against both mosquitoes and ticks. No …

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Answers About Mold In The Home

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The Missouri Poison Center (MPC) gets calls about mold every season of the year. Questions range from people who are concerned about getting sick after eating mold on food, to breathing mold while living in their homes. The MPC wants to help you maintain a healthy perspective on the issues …

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What to Expect when you Call the Poison Help Line

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Just Call…The Internet is no substitute for talking to a specialist. Over the past ten to twelve years the Internet has become convenient and valuable in our everyday lives connecting us to information at our fingertips. Indeed it is a valuable tool, but there is a concern regarding self-guided treatment …

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Be Careful with PESTICIDES

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Don’t be caught off-guard. Read the instructions! We know that the moles are ravaging your yard and the itty bitty mites are ruthless to your gorgeous crops, trees and flowers, but please be careful when you’re waging your full-scale attack on these critters. Pesticides are chemicals used to destroy, prevent, …

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HAND SANITIZERS

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We certainly are using more hand sanitizers as a result of the seasonal flu and for basic germ control. Hand sanitizers are found in schools, daycares, offices and in most people’s homes, purses, and pockets. The Missouri Poison Center receives calls about hand sanitizers because people are aware of their …

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Spring Cleaning

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The Missouri Poison Center is celebrating the 50th anniversary of NPPW this year, March 18 – 24, 2012.  Every year, the third week of March is designated to highlight the dangers of poisoning and the importance of poison prevention.  We invite you to join us in celebrating the 50th anniversary …

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Know What To Do For A Poisoning

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If someone gets ‘poisoned’, call the poison center at 1-800-222-1222.  The poison center will take any call about a human poisoning.  But ‘poisoning’ is complicated.  It’s a medical term for when your body becomes sick from some substance that is a toxin or a poison.  Almost any substance can be …

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