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The IPC: It’s Ours to Lose

Posted: February 19th, 2013 | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

IPC_magnet. black borderLast week State Representative Camille Lilly and State Senator Andy Manar introduced legislation maintains the state’s current investment in the Illinois Poison Center (IPC). Our goal is to secure 15 additional co-sponsors by the end of next week and we need your help! By adding additional co-sponsors we can demonstrate to the Illinois General Assembly (ILGA) just how important the state’s only remaining poison control center is to you and the State of Illinois.  Click here to let your voice be heard!

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Toxic Love

Posted: February 12th, 2013 | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Valentines-Day-cards-to-my-love-8Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and so it is that time of year that we are extra nice to our sweeties, and we go out of our way to show just how much we love them.  Not all couples remain smitten with each other though, and unfortunately Love and Poison can go together just like flowers and candy or strawberries and champagne.

Recent history (and crime statistics) is full of not-so romantic stories about one half of a couple underhandedly getting rid of their other half by poisoning them.  If you are a fan of romantic comedies, these stories may depress you, but if Investigation Discovery is more your viewing pleasure, you will love these tales of toxic love: Read more »


What More Do We Need To Say?

Posted: February 5th, 2013 | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

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For children ages 18-36 months, poisoning is the #1 cause of injury-related hospitalization and death  

In Illinois, there are more people hospitalized for poisonings than for injuries from firearms and motor vehicle collisions combined 

9 out of 10 poisoning deaths are caused by drugs/medications

As the nation’s oldest poison center prepares to kick off its annual Illinois Poison Prevention Month (IPPM) in the month of Marchwe asked some of our most active volunteer educators to share their IPPM activities; but more importantly we asked them to explain why IPPM and the Illinois Poison Center (IPC) are so important: Read more »