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Florida’s poison control centers’ subject matter experts are often featured in the news about emerging poisoning hazards or cases of poisoning in the community. Our poison control centers welcome every opportunity to reach the public through digital, written or visual media, as well as in-person educational opportunities like health fairs, presentations or speaking engagements. We invite you to review our latest media contributions at the links below.

While these articles provide helpful information, remember: in a poisoning emergency, call the experts at 1-800-222-1222, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Services are fast, free and confidential. Save the number in your phone for quick access.

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Are poinsettias, mistletoe, or holly plants dangerous? (Harvard Health Publishing)

Planning a trip to Florida this winter? Be careful when you’re outside (Democrat and Chronicle)

Brevard health officials warn of toxic algae in Lake Washington, Stick Marsh (Florida Today)

Opioid Misuse Keeps Rising Among Older Americans (U.S. News and World Report)

Accidental exposure to COVID-19 at-home solution on the rise (WSMV - TV)

I Swallowed Liquid from a COVID-19 Test Kit (National Poison Control Center)

Don’t drink urine to treat COVID. Doctors debunk newest ‘miracle cure’ (Miami Herald)

Marijuana edibles spurring rise in pot-related overdose calls to Illinois Poison Center (Herald & Review)

Upstate New York Poison Center sets reminder for at home COVID-19 test kits (WETM-TV)

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