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🧅ONION RECALL ALERT🧅
Check your produce! A salmonella outbreak linked to onions has expanded to FL. Symptoms of #salmonella poisoning inc diarrhea, fever, & stomach cramps. We’re available 24/7 at 1-800-222-1222 if you get sick. #ToxTuesday
Onions Recalled In Florida Due To Salmonella Risk
A salmonella outbreak linked to onions and products containing onions recently expanded to states including Florida.
🌿ESSENTIAL OILS INCREASES🌿
If you keep essential oils in your home or purse, keep them up & away from kids. We’ve seen a 15% increase in calls this year. If not diluted, the extracts can be very concentrated & cause irritation to the mouth & skin. #ToxTuesday
🌀READY TO GO?🌀
As you prep for #HurricaneIsaias, add poison control to your emergency contacts. We're here to help with child poisonings, medication mistakes, food poisoning, snake bites, & other storm-related emergencies. When seconds count, call us at 1-800-222-1222.
Do you know how to safely apply insect repellents? Calls to poison centers about bug repellents increase during the summer months.
Your local poison center is available 24/7 at 1-800-222-1222 to answer your repellent questions.
July is typically FL's peak month for calls abt termite tenting. Every yr we treat ppl who have returned to (or illegally entered) a house before safe. Sulfuryl fluoride can kill at high concentrations - more info from @NPICatOSU http://npic.orst.edu/factsheets/sfgen.html
As you enjoy summer fruits like cherries🍒, apricots & peaches🍑, avoid the pits. We’ve seen increased calls about exposures to compounds in the seeds – kids pried open peach pits, eaten cherries whole, & adults have blended whole fruits in smoothies! #ToxTuesday
We're getting calls about the expanded recall of #handsanitizer containing toxic methanol. Stop using & throw out recalled products. With infrequent use on the hands, we don't expect serious symptoms, but call 1-800-222-1222 w/?s. Full recall list: https://bit.ly/toxicsanitizerlist
Hydrocarbons are a common poison we hear about during the summer. These include liquids used to light Tiki torches and lighter fluid. Never put them in a plastic cup, only keep these liquids in their original labeled container to be #PoisonSafe
Hand sanitizer seems to be everywhere – & in containers that may be confusing. These images show products from around the U.S. in some odd packages and/or w/less than helpful labeling. If anyone gets a mouthful, call 1-800-222-1222 immediately #ToxTuesday
Join us tonight! Dr. Wendy Stephan, our Health Education Specialist from Miami, discusses poison prevention and ways to protect your family. Registration info below-
Join us on Thursday at 8 p.m. on our Summer To School Virtual Series as we discuss the potential dangers at home and ways you can protect your family from accidental poisonings.
Register here: https://jhsmiami.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_KksSRNJWT-6jmtgo3zeuNQ