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🍬TREAT… OR TRICK?🍪
Candy & goodies are everywhere on #Halloween, so make sure to avoid mix-ups! Keep marijuana edibles, alcoholic beverages, & medicines up and away from children. If you need us, we're here to help at 1-800-222-1222.
🧟♀️AVOID MAKEUP MISHAPS🧛♂️
Are you or your children wearing face paint for #Halloween? Double check it’s nontoxic and do a test on a small area of skin (arm/leg). That way you can check for an allergic reaction or sensitivity BEFORE applying the makeup to their face on Saturday.
❄️DRY ICE DANGERS❄️
Making a 🧙♀️witches’ brew for #Halloween? Dry ice helps set the spooky mood, but it can lead to serious burns if used improperly. Always wear gloves when handling and don’t place it directly in punch bowls or cups - it can burn the mouth and throat if consumed.
#DYK children’s hands & toys can pick up dust or soil contaminated by lead? Move outdoor play areas away from bare soil & the sides of your home. Wet-mop floors & wipe surfaces indoors to reduce risk of lead exposure. More info: https://www.epa.gov/lead/protect-your-family-sources-lead
Our most common call during #Halloween is about glow-in-the-dark products. Remind kids not to chew on or break glow sticks/jewelry - it can cause skin irritation & burning. If anyone gets it in their mouth/eyes/on skin call 1-800-222-1222. #ToxTuesday
The outbreak has made 10 people sick across three separate states. https://www.firstcoastnews.com/article/news/health/cdc-listeria-outbreak-reported-in-3-states-kills-1-in-florida/77-b6d980c6-46eb-4e21-a5fc-58ce0cd61229
Clean out those medicine cabinets! Tomorrow, October 24th, is @DEAHQ #TakeBackDay. It’s a safe way to get rid of your unused or expired prescription medications so they don’t end up in the wrong hands. Find a location near you at: https://takebackday.dea.gov/
💊SAFE DRUG DISPOSAL💊
Prescription drug #TakeBackDay is this Saturday, but if you don’t have a drop-off location nearby, you can safely dispose of your expired/unwanted medications at home. This graphic from @US_FDA shows the steps to take to get rid of your medicine #ToxTuesday
Pro tip: Urinating on it doesn’t help (we call that adding insult to injury!). If a lifeguard isn't around, call us at 1-800-222-1222 so we can walk you through steps to help ease the sting.
The city's lifeguards are flying purple flags today at #ClearwaterBeach warning of dangerous marine life. We've seen an increase in the number of jellyfish stings the last few days. If you get stung, seek assistance from a lifeguard.
Workplaces are cleaning more thoroughly due to COVID-19, but NEVER mix or layer cleaning products. This 2019 story shows the importance of getting to fresh air immediately. We can help with chemical accidents at 1-800-222-1222. #ToxTuesday
A Buffalo Wild Wings general manager died after being exposed to toxic fumes from cleaning agents
The general manager of a Buffalo Wild Wings in the Boston area died after two cleaning agents combined to create toxic fumes in the restaurant's kitch...