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Want to help scientists understand the effects of #redtide toxins? SW Florida residents can contact David @RoskampInst at 941-256-8018 to participate in a @NIH funded study. More info at the link below.
Volunteers Sought for Red Tide Study - GCOOS Featured News
It’s #HurricanePreparednessWeek - check your supplies & buy items u need, from carbon monoxide detectors to solar chargers. As part of #HurricanePrep, program 1-800-222-1222 in ur phone. We help w/post-storm poisonings: carbon monoxide, bites/stings & spoiled food. #ToxTuesday
Planning a beach day🏖️ on the Gulf? Check conditions at http://www.visitbeaches.org. The Beach Conditions Reporting System from @MoteMarineLab has info on red tide, dead fish & other hazards. For ?s abt health effects o/red tide, jellyfish stings/marine toxin call 1-800-222-1222.
We treated 55,000+ children for poisonings in 2020. That’s why we partner w/@safekids coalitions to help educate on protecting kids from accidental poisonings. During #SafeKidsWeek, check your home for dangerous items and talk to tweens/teens about staying safe. #ToxTuesday
The recalled scented hand sanitizers were sold at Ulta Beauty, TJ Maxx, and Marshalls stores (note the states in the alert – they were not sold in Florida).
Scented Hand Sanitizers by Scentsational Soaps & Candles: Recall - Due to the Presence of Methanol (Wood Alcohol), Benzene and Acetaldehyde https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/scentsational-soaps-candles-inc-issues-voluntary-nationwide-recall-scented-hand-sanitizers-due
A blue-green algae bloom, w/toxin levels 100X higher than what’s considered harmful, is in Pahokee.
🚫Stay out of the water
😷Avoid the area if u have pre-existing breathing problems
🐶Don’t let pets drink/swim in the water
❓Call us at 1-800-222-1222
'Never seen it this bad': Algae toxins at Pahokee Marina 100x higher than harm threshold
Northwest winds this month helped blue-green algae tainted water pile up in the Pahokee Marina with a poisonous outcome.
We continue to see a sharp increase in marijuana edible cases - a majority young children who accidentally ate them. Keep THC-containing gummies/chocolate/baked goods secured. Call 1-800-222-1222 if a child accidentally eats an edible – symptoms range depending on amount eaten.
If you have old pesticides or chemicals in your garage you do not need, dispose of them properly. Some products may have specific disposal info, check your label. More info: http://ow.ly/VRTB50DZyj0. #PreventPoison
Today is #TakeBackDay from 10-2! Drop off old, unused, expired meds for FREE! Get them out of your house, so they don't fall into the wrong hands. Call us with questions: 1-800-222-1222 & find the closest place to your home: https://bit.ly/2IHQfqd
Getting rid of unused/expired medications can save lives. #TakeBackDay is a free opportunity for you to clean out your medicine cabinets & keep your family and guests safe from accidental poisoning, overdose, & abuse. Locations throughout FL - search at http://takebackday.com