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A Healthy Environment vs. a Healthy Home

Posted: September 24th, 2013 | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Sometimes the problem of safe medication disposal is one that reminds me of the proverbial saying “stuck between a rock and a hard place”.  Read more »

The Top 3 Substances Involved in IPC Poisoning Cases

Posted: September 17th, 2013 | No Comments »

The IPC receives calls on almost 74,000 exposure calls per year on a wide variety of different substances—medicines, household cleaners, plants/mushrooms, chemicals, bug bites and stings, food poisoning, recreational drugs, environmental toxins and more.  If it’s potentially harmful, you can call the IPC about it!  A common question we get is, “What substances do you get called on the most?”  Here are the top 3: Read more »

Medical Marijuana in Illinois Part 2—Child Safety Concerns

Posted: September 3rd, 2013 | No Comments »

ediblesLast week we discussed the ins and outs of the new Illinois medical marijuana bill.  Being poison experts, we are naturally interested in the consequences of this law on poison prevention and child safety.  How will the medical marijuana law affect kids in Illinois?

To help us answer this question, we searched for any data on accidental marijuana exposures by children in states that already have legalized medical marijuana. Read more »