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Top 5 Winter Toxins

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…

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What Is this Berry?

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

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…

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Back to School Safety

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…

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“Leaves of three? Let it be.”

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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Facts About Sunscreen

Summertime brings plenty of chances for fun in the sun. The use of sunscreens can help avoid overexposure to sunlight. Ultraviolet light is the portion of sunlight which causes both tans and burns. This range of light is divided into three classifications: UV-A, -B, and -C. UV-A causes skin to tan, UV-B causes skin to burn, and UV-C is absorbed in the ozone layer and does not reach earth.
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