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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...
We are celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month!
Un reconocimiento al Mes de la Herencia Hispana!
@AAPCC live video📹https://bit.ly/3jKzYyB
More container confusion – this time a #recall of #handsanitizer in packaging that resembles food/drink pouches with children’s characters on them. More info: http://bit.ly/kidsanitizer. If anyone accidentally drinks hand sanitizer call us at 1-800-222-1222.
Join AAPCC's Facebook Live on National Hispanic Heritage Month this Fri, Oct 9 at 2 pm EST! The live will feature speakers from 5 poison centers, don't miss out! #MesdelaHerenciaHispana @mopoisoncenter @BlueRidgePoison @VAPoisonCenter @PoisonCenterGA @FloridaPoison
“Pica” refers to the desire to eat non-food items. While it's common for small children, in adults & older kids pica may be a disorder. Examples - eating ice, hair, paper, paint chips, or soil. If someone eats something harmful, call 1-800-222-1222. #ToxTuesday
Boaters, here’s one potential danger you may not have heard of – carbon monoxide poisoning. While rare, it is something to be aware of. Symptoms can be similar to seasickness (dizziness, vomiting, headache). More info at https://www.cdc.gov/co/boating.htm #ToxTuesday
Whether you’re cleaning up after #Sally or doing fall yard work, keep an eye out for #snakes & critters hiding in debris. This year we’ve seen a 25% increase in venomous snake bites. Wear protective gear like gloves, long pants & closed-toed shoes/boots. #ToxTuesday