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Button batteries can be found in toys, games, musical greeting cards, key fobs & remotes. As in this case, the battery can cause serious damage to the esophagus (the tube connecting mouth & stomach). Keep items containing them out of reach. #ToxTuesday
Hand sanitizer is everywhere – in our homes, cars, & public places. In FL, cases increased 47% in 2020 vs 2019 for kids under 6. This @nytimes article from @cdcaron shows how impt it is to keep #handsanitizer up & away & features Tampa’s Dr. Justin Arnold.
Children Are Consuming Hand Sanitizer. Here‘s How to Keep Them Safe.
During the pandemic, there was a dramatic increase in exposures to hand sanitizer reported among kids under 6, U.S. poison center data shows.
Many poison centers have specialties & Miami’s is apparently…cobras. In 2 weeks, Dr. Jeffrey Bernstein has treated 3 cobra bites. Cobras are NOT native to FL - 2 were pets & 1 was from a snake lab. For any poisoning, call 1-800-222-1222 for help from our experts. #ToxTuesday
Be sure to #WashYourHands & counters before preparing #food to avoid #FoodPoisoning, and also don't let food sit out at room temperature for > 2 hours.
Call the #PoisonHelpLine at 1-800-222-1222 with questions/in case of an emergency. More from #HRSA: http://bit.ly/2Nk1SpW
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LISTERIA OUTBREAK UPDATE: Do not eat, sell, or serve any El Abuelito queso fresco. If you are pregnant, aged 65 or older, or have a weakened immune system, do not eat any Hispanic-style fresh & soft cheeses until we learn more. https://go.usa.gov/xsraW
Calls about cleaning products have sharply increased during the COVID pandemic – disinfectants are up 75% and bleaches up 23%. As we have more of these products in our homes now, remember to keep all cleaning products up and away, out of reach of little hands. #ToxTuesday
Leaving the kids with a sitter this Valentine's Day weekend? Jot down the Poison Help number (1-800-222-1222) for your sitter to use in the event of a poisoning. #ValentinesDay #preventpoison #poisonhelp
Share the love, but not your sweet treats with your pups this #ValentinesDay. Keep chocolate🍫 (especially dark chocolate) & sugar-free candy🍬 containing xylitol up & away because it could make them sick. If your furry friend gets into the Valentine’s stash call 1-800-222-1222.
Lye (aka sodium hydroxide) is a powerful chemical used in making soap & as a drain cleaner or disinfectant. At high concentrations, lye can cause damage to the mouth/throat & in serious cases permanent internal scarring. #ToxTuesday
âDangerous Stuff‘: Hackers Tried to Poison Water Supply of Florida Town
For years, cybersecurity experts have warned of attacks on small municipal systems. In Oldsmar, Fla., the levels of ...