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Bites, Snakes, & Plants – Oh My!

Calls to the poison center regarding insect bites are a common occurrence and rarely result in harmful symptoms. Most often the poison specialists are called about red bumps that vary in size and appearance. Effects from these bites range from having no symptoms to stinging, swelling, itching, redness, and possible blistering at the bite site.
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Tags: Pests

Summer Poison Prevention Tips

Schools have closed and summer vacations have begun... People who plan to take trips, camp, spend time in back yards, picnic or go to concerts in the park should be aware of some of the poison hazards outdoors and how to protect themselves.
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Tags: Seasonal
National Poison Prevention Week Poster

National Poison Prevention Week

In celebration of National Poison Prevention Week (NPPW), March 19-25, 2017, 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…

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Missouri Poison Center - Food Safety Tips

Food Safety Tips

Poison Center Food Safety Tips The Missouri Poison Center offers the following simple food safety tips for preparing and enjoying your holiday meals this season: PREPARE Keep meat, poultry, seafood, and eggs separate from all other foods in your grocery…

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Poison Help Phone Number

Save our Number, Save Lives

1-800-222-1222 Attention parents and caregivers: be prepared in case of an emergency. Program 1-800-222-1222, the Poison Help phone number, into your mobile device. The number will automatically connect you to your local poison center when it is dialed anywhere in the…

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