Car Maintenance: What You Need to Know to Stay Safe

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Whether you are a professional mechanic working in a repair shop, or someone who performs routine maintenance on your own car, there are hazardous chemicals are likely involved. Before working with these products, be familiar with our best safety tips! QUICK FACTS There are a wide variety of car maintenance …

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Back to School Poison Safety

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Did you know parents are estimated to spend over $600 per student on back to school shopping? Don’t add unnecessary medical expenses to that list. Keep your kids safe with these helpful back to school poison safety tips!   QUICK FACTS Many school supplies are non-toxic or low-toxic.  Keep cold …

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Safe Travels! General Vacation Safety

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Vacations are a great time to have fun with family, but don’t forget to practice safety first! Are you traveling to the beach? Maybe you have plans to camp or visit the Southwest? No matter where you are headed, check out our best tips for summer traveling.   QUICK FACTS …

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Pesticides, People & Poison Prevention

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Summer is the perfect time to enjoy the outdoors. Whether it is outside on your patio or hiking on the trail, many of us use pesticides to stop bugs in their tracks. Insects are more active in the summer and often make their way inside the house, too. Before grabbing …

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Teen Trends: Are they Poisonous?

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Do you know what your teen is watching online? If it includes viral videos and challenges, there are some risks involved. Find out more about current teen trends and how to keep them safe. USB flash drive or nicotine vaporizer? A Juul is an example of an e-cigarette device that …

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Is My Pet’s Medication Poisonous for Me?

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It may be unexpected, but the poison center receives many calls every year about accidental ingestion of the pet’s medication. Pets can be on the same medicines that humans take, but there are also medications specifically developed for animals. The answer depends on the type of medication, so let’s go over …

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The Skinny On Dietary Supplements

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It’s a new year, so it’s time for a new you, right? Many of us want to improve our health as a new year’s resolution. Nutrition stores stock their shelves with an array of supplements aimed at weight loss, enhancing muscle strength, increasing endurance, and improving overall health. It may …

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Safety Never Takes a Holiday

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Poisonings never take a break, even during the holidays. Missouri Poison Center is always ready to help, every day of the year. One of the best pieces of advice we give is to program the poison help phone number into your mobile phone: 1-800-222-1222. Being prepared and calling right away is your best bet – you’ll be speaking with a poison specialist within seconds to get the help you need!

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