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  1. Dana Kozlov
    Dana Kozlov February 25, 2010 at 11:58 am |

    Hi. This is Dana Kozlov at CBS 2 News. I’m interested in doing a story on your funding issues. Please contact me.
    Dana Kozlov
    312-899-2266

  2. ILPoisonCenter
    ILPoisonCenter March 1, 2010 at 9:48 am |

    Dana,
    Thanks so much for the wonderful piece you did on CBS 2 last night (5:30pm and 10:00pm): http://cbs2chicago.com/video/?id=68544@wbbm.dayport.com&cid=5
    Truly appreciate your support. Don’t hesitate to contact us if we can help you in any way.
    Vickie

  3. Poison Center Call Log Full of Humor and Parental Terror @ Technology News

    […] save lives with a few words. Last month, the Illinois Poison Control Center published a “Day in the Life of a Poison Center” on its blog, showing the nature of each of the calls it received one day/night cycle. […]

  4. World Hospital Directory - 16,000 Hospitals WorldWide

    […] buddy Tony Chen (formerly of Hospital Impact) sent me this link and the following […]

  5. The Illinois Poison Control Center Shows Us Why Poison Control Centers are Important [The Questionable Authority] « Random Information

    […] discovered the blog of the Illinois Poison Control Center. More specifically, I discovered the "Day in the Life of a Poison Center" feature they did last month. As medical blogging goes, this was brilliant. They posted very brief […]

  6. Daily David - davidgagne.net
    Daily David - davidgagne.net March 18, 2010 at 9:41 am |

    […] of terrific tales can be found at the Illinois Poison Control Center blog. There’s the story of the woman who accidentally grabbed toothpaste instead of lube when […]

  7. A day at the poison hotline - Newstips Blog

    […] just a sample of nearly 300 calls fielded in one day by the Illinois Poison Center’s 24-hour hotline (1-800-222-1222) .  IPC posted them on an […]

  8. Nimue
    Nimue April 11, 2010 at 3:49 am |

    Nice work. I learned about your website from a post on Metafilter.com Very interesting and informative, thank you!

  9. Michael Christopher
    Michael Christopher April 12, 2010 at 11:30 am |

    Wow, there are some true gems on this list.

  10. Poison Control Center | Ashley Ahn (Ash-lee Ohn)

    […] into the PCC blog for Illinois. It is crazy how many emergencies they receive in a […]

  11. Sweet Uncle Lou’s Friday Roundup: The “Games Don’t Take Long ENOUGH” Edition | Hire Jim Essian

    […] Real stories of Illinois Poison Control. My favorite? “An adult woman called because a battery leaked out of her personal massager and she was concerned about battery acid burns.” Mmm hmm. “Personal massager.” On a normal week, some of this stuff might qualify as nightmare fuel. But just WAIT until you get to the actual nightmare fuel this week. […]

  12. Friday Flash… « SparkleShock
    Friday Flash… « SparkleShock April 16, 2010 at 2:46 pm |

    […] The Illinois Poison Center Blog is actually VERY interesting….check it out and see for yourself! […]

  13. parable #210: a day in the life of a poison center « From the catalogs of babes

    […] link on Facebook to a post from the Illinois Poison Control Center blog. It’s called “A Day in the Life of a Poison Center,” and the entry is simply a chronicle of every single call and inquiry the center […]

  14. Illinois Poison Center Blog » Blog Archive » Will The Real Toxicologists Please Stand Up?

    […] there is a potentially poisonous exposure. The best advice I have heard given from Grandma is: “Call the Poison Center”. Luckily, 90% of the time, the ingestion/exposure is not toxic and a few sips of water and a kiss on […]

  15. Illinois Poison Center Blog » Blog Archive » There Are Bold Mushroom Pickers, And There Are Old Mushroom Pickers…

    […] mushroom calls to the IPC involve small children who become intrigued by the appearance of little brown mushrooms sprouting in […]

  16. Illinois Poison Center Blog » Blog Archive » Copper Sulfate: Pool Cleaner, Vineyard Helper or Unsuspected Summer Threat?

    […] interesting case came into the Illinois Poison Center this week.  A frantic father called after his 3 year-old daughter inadvertently ingested copper […]

  17. Hilarity « The Daily J
    Hilarity « The Daily J September 4, 2010 at 5:32 pm |

    […] 4, 2010 A day in the life of a poison control center.  Awesome and terrifying. Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a Comment […]

  18. Illinois Poison Center Blog » Blog Archive » The Truth About E-Cigarettes: A Potential Poisoning Hazard

    […] the Illinois Poison Center (IPC) received a call from a parent whose toddler ingested some contents of an e-cigarette cartridge containing […]

  19. Illinois Poison Center Blog » Blog Archive » “Ay, Ay, Ay…I Splashed_____in my Eye”:

    […] plant. But to get a full scope of the types of calls Poison Centers recieve, check out “A Day In the Life of A Poison Center.” In fact, in 2008 over 113,000 calls were placed to US Poison Centers regarding ocular […]

  20. Illinois Poison Center Blog » Blog Archive » “All I Did Was Go To The Bathroom And…”

    […] common call from a parent to the IPC often starts something like this…”All I did was go to the bathroom […]

  21. Illinois Poison Center Blog » Blog Archive » Happy Halloween: Boo!…not Boo-Hoo.

    […] sticks and necklaces contain a compound called dibutyl pthlate.  Most calls to the Illinois Poison Center involve children either chewing on the glow item until it breaks open and ingesting some of the […]

  22. Illinois Poison Center Blog » Blog Archive » ‘Tis the season for shopping…and giving (to the IPC) while you shop!

    […] out just a little bit of what we […]

  23. Poison Centers: Saving Lives 24/7 « AAPCC

    […] For an idea about the types of calls poison centers get, see the Illinois Poison Center’s blog at http://ipcblog.org/2010/02/11/lifeofapoisoncenter/.  Poison center experts really have heard it […]

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