Top 5 Winter Toxins

Julie Weber Notices

A drop in temperature means a spike in exposures to winter toxins. There are all kinds of chemicals commonly used to help manage the cold and ice. Remember to store them up and out of sight of children and keep them in their original containers. If your child or someone …

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Winter Plant Safety

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The garden may not be producing, but that doesn’t mean all plants are gone. Here are some tips for common plants and berries around the house this season. A variety of winter plants can pose a risk to children. Most often, children do no swallow enough to cause serious symptoms, …

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What Is this Berry?

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Most berries aren’t anything to worry about, but a few can be a problem. Symptoms vary based on the plant involved, and most often, children do not ingest enough to cause serious symptoms. However, if someone has ingested a berry from a plant outside, play it safe and call the Missouri Poison Center for help! If you have a child who has ingested a berry or part of a plant, wash their hands, wipe out their mouth, and give them something to drink.

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Cold & Flu Season Safety

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As the temperature starts to decrease outside, cold and flu season starts to increase. Wellness throughout the season starts with prevention. If you or a loved one does catch an illness, remember to use medications as directed. COLD AND FLU PREVENTION TIPS Stay home if you are not feeling well. …

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Back to School Safety

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School is back in session! This is an exciting time of year for kids and a great time to remind everyone about the importance of poison prevention. There are many ways to be poison safe at home and at school during this time of year. Read more for a quick …

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“Leaves of three? Let it be.”

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Poison ivy and poison oak are widespread across Missouri, but poison ivy is more common than poison oak in most areas across the state. You can find it in almost every city and county in Missouri. Read these helpful tips about poison ivy in case you come across it this summer!

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