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

Julie Weber Notices

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

Julie Weber Notices

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

Julie Weber Notices

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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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

Twistadmin Notices

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?

Twistadmin Notices

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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