Missouri Poison Center Real Calls

Julie Weber Notices

  QUICK FACTS Save Time! Pre-program the Poison Help Line in your phone: 1-800-222-1222 The Missouri Poison Center never takes a break-we are available 24/7/365. The specialists at the Missouri Poison Center will offer you a timely follow-up phone call to make sure that things have improved and see if …

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Over-The-Counter (OTC) Medicine Safety Program

Julie Weber Notices

  QUICK FACTS Over 20,000 kids per year need medical help due to medicine mistakes or misuse. Misuse of any medicine is dangerous, whether it is a prescription or an OTC medicine. Only 54% of tweens know OTC medicine can be dangerous when misused   Research shows that students begin …

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Safe Medication Storage = Safer Kids

Julie Weber Notices

Parents, have you ever turned your back for a minute only to find your toddler on top of the counter or table? We all know that children are curious explorers. It’s kind of their job! This means that young children under the age of six are especially at risk for …

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Insect Repellant Safety Tips

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Insect repellents can help prevent insect bites when used properly. Use only EPA registered repellents, read the product label before use and follow the directions. See the infographic below for helpful tips about insect repellents. If you have any questions about poisonings, call the Missouri Poison Center at 1-800-222-1222.  The poison center is …

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Springtime Poison Concerns

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We made it through winter! Soon plants will be starting to bloom, mushrooms will pop up, the grass will need to be mowed, and trees will be getting their leaves. What a great season! Believe it or not, snakes will also be waking up soon. Here are some quick tips …

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National Poison Prevention Week 2018

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In celebration of National Poison Prevention Week (NPPW), March 18-24th, individuals and organizations around the country come together to raise poison prevention awareness. On February 7, 1962, President John F. Kennedy responded to a United States Congressional request and proclaimed the third week of March as National Poison Prevention Week. NPPW …

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Poison Safety Starts at Home

Julie Weber Notices

This month, we are gearing up for Poison Prevention week in March! To prepare for one of our favorite weeks of the year we are focusing on safety in the home. It doesn’t matter if you have a home with young kids, older adults, or any age in between – …

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