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Make Poison Safety a Priority in 2018

Now that the holiday season is over, your thoughts may be turning to New Year’s resolutions. Many people promise themselves that they will lose those extra holiday pounds and live a healthier lifestyle in the coming year. We at the Indiana Poison Center would like to suggest that...

Alcohol Poisoning

Winter has arrived. Football playoffs are about to start. Holiday parties are in full swing. What a treat to come in from the cold to relax in front of a cozy fire. For some of us these scenes may be completed with the addition of an alcoholic beverage such as...

Carbon Monoxide

Now that we’re in the grip of winter and furnaces are fired up to beat the chill, it’s important to remind everyone about a potentially deadly poison that can be easy to overlook because it has no color and no smell. That poison is carbon monoxide ...

Beware of Food Poisoning

The holiday season is just around the corner and thoughts are turning to preparation of holiday fare. When friends and family gather together to share a feast, the last thing they want is illness resulting from food poisoning, which usually results from improper food handling practices. It often strikes more...

Button Batteries

TV remote, grandpa's hearing aid, the watch on your wrist, calculator on your desk, key fob in your purse, some children's toys and possibly even the greeting card lying on the kitchen table. Do you know what they have in common? Button Batteries! Also, known as "disc batteries"...

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