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Florida's Poison Control Centers provide free, confidential help with poisoning emergencies 24/7/365 @ 1-800-222-1222. RTs/follows/favorites ≠ endorsement
♻️ REDUCE, RECYCLE, REGURGITATE? ♻️
There’s one type of recycling that’s potentially deadly. Never reuse a food container to hold something toxic. Keep poisons in their original, labeled containers so you’ll know their active ingredients. #ToxTuesday
Alcohol-based hand sanitizers are poisonous and should never be put in a child’s mouth. Instead of large bottles w/pumps, schools should consider wall-mounted, foam products to minimize the volume of alcohol dispensed. For ?s - call 1-800-222-1222.
Teacher suspended for washing out student's mouth with ... hand sanitizer
The student was talking loudly when his teacher told him he needed to have his mouth washed out with soap, a probe found
Poisoning: Store medication and toxic products (like cleaners) up and away, program the Poison Control number into your phone 1-800-222-1222, and read medication labels to ensure proper dosing to children. @FloridaPoison
A review of 5,000 child poisonings shows grown-ups are making it too easy for kids to access Rx pills. @JPediatr study noted 1/2 of cases involved meds removed from child-resistant packaging by adults, often loose, in pill minders, or baggies. #ToxTuesday
Parents, grandparents to blame for half of child poisonings, study says
More than half of poisonings in children under five are due to parents and grandparents taking dangerous pills out of packaging, study says.
Happy Valentine's Day from all of us at the Minnesota Poison Control System! ❤️
Don’t let a drug interaction ruin ur #ValentinesDay! Men taking heart condition meds (nitroglycerin & certain blood pressure drugs) shouldn’t take some sexual potency meds (sildenafil/Viagra®, tadalafil/Cialis®, & vardenafil/Levitra®) w/o risk o/heart attack & other complications
Flu cases are rising in FL with outbreaks in multiple counties. If you or a loved one experiences side effects, medication errors or drug interactions related to flu-fighting treatments, call 1-800-222-1222 for immediate help. More info:
When dosing mistakes happen, it can result in an accidental overdose of acetaminophen. Remind your patients to read their labels to take their medicines safely.
RT @CIRPatNCH: Prevent injuries from #ButtonBatteries: store safely, buy products with a secure battery compartment, do not allow children to play with batteries, and immediately throw away old batteries.
#DYK dogs are at risk from opioid poisoning? Recent data shows dogs that are smaller, younger, non-neutered or living in an area w/high opioid Rx rate are at higher risk for getting into pain meds. Pick up pills that drop on the floor & keep meds out of open trashcans #ToxTuesday