Poison Prevention

Department of Behavioral & Community Health

 

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Watch these 30 second videos from the Health Resources and Services Administration about common poison-related incidents in everyday situations.

 

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For more information, read the following publications by Health Resources and Services Administration:

 

 

*Visit the FDA's website for how to dispose of medications properly - Click HERE

Download Poison Control Ringtones  - Preview a ringtone (.mp3)

 


 

- Snow, ice, and freezing temperatures...  Thermometer Graphic

 

Health Resources and Services Administatration's brochure Seasonal Tips for Winter (.pdf) alerts us to the dangers of the following during the cold and icy winter months:

  • Antifreeze
  • Salt
  • Mercury
  • Carbon Monoxide (CO)

 

 

- Spring cleaning and yard clean-up...  Fertilizer Graphic

 

Health Resources and Services Administatration's brochure Seasonal Tips for Spring (.pdf) offers information about the following to keep your family safe during the spring months:

  • Household Cleaners and Other Chemical Products
  • Mushrooms
  • Pesticides

 

 

- When the lazy days of summer are here... Spider Graphic

 

Health Resources and Services Administatration's brochure Seasonal Tips for Summer (.pdf) offers tips about the following to avoid the types of poisonings that occur most often during the summer months:

  • Food Poisoning
  • Insect, Snake, and Spider Bites
  • Plants
  • Mushrooms
  • Alcohol Drinks and Products
  • Insect Spray or Lotion

 

 

- Back to school, coughs and colds, soon the holdidays will be here... Paint Bottles Graphic

 

Health Resources and Services Administatration's brochure Seasonal Tips for Fall (.pdf) offers poison prevention tips about the following during these busy autumn months:

  • Medicine
  • Mushrooms
  • Berries
  • Back to School
  • Carbon Monoxide (CO)

 

 

- Happy Holidays!

 

Read Health Resources and Services Administatration's brochure Seasonal Tips for Holidays (.pdf) for information to keep your holidays happy and safe:

  • Halloween Treats, Glow Sticks and Light Sticks, Makeup
  • Thanksgiving Turkey
  • Holiday Decorations

 

A. K. Vaidian, MD, MPH,Commissioner of Behavioral & Community Health A. K. Vaidian, MD, MPH
Commissioner of Behavioral & Community Health
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