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Labor Safely: Don’t Let Poison Prevention at the Workplace Take a Holiday

Posted: August 28th, 2012 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

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With the Labor Day Holiday weekend approaching soon, we thought this would be the perfect time to highlight the services the Illinois Poison Center (IPC) can provide to employees and workers of all types in our state.

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Skippin’ Town May Be Hazardous to Your Health

Posted: August 21st, 2012 | Tags: , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

One of my favorite hobbies is ‘getting out of Dodge’. I love to leave town, get off the island, flee the continent. I don’t care where you send me, I will go. Traveling can be stressful though, and if that weren’t enough, have you ever considered the potential poisonings related to travel?

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It’s a Summer to Remember for Pesky Critters!

Posted: August 14th, 2012 | Tags: , , , , , , , | No Comments »

From what we gather from professionals in the know, the weather conditions these last couple of months have been conducive to the rapid multiplication and spread of some of those creepy, crawly and flying things that we normally like to avoid this time of year.

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I Didn’t Know That Poop Could Be So Harmful!

Posted: August 7th, 2012 | Tags: , , , , , , , | No Comments »
Regardless of what you call it (feces, stool, BMs, poop, doodoo, scat, #2, caca, etc), people, especially kids, can and do unintentionally encounter this undesirable material in a variety of ways (i.e. tasting or smelling it). In September 2011, the Illinois Poison Center posted a blog about kids accidentally tasting various forms of fecal material with the conclusion that most of these exposures do not pose a serious health hazard.
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