Posted: June 28th, 2011 | Tags: emergency, holiday, Illinois Poison Center, independence day, mushrooms, plants, poisoning, safety, summer, sunscreen, toxic exposure | No Comments »
Temperatures are warm, the sun is shining and kids are out of school. Summertime is “outside time”, so read on for tips to keep your family safe while outdoors!
Plants and Mushrooms
Learn the names of all the plants in your garden and landscaping, and label them with both their common and botanical names (tip: bring a cut of the plant/flower to your local nursery or greenhouse if you don’t know what you have). Consult the IPC’s toxic plant list to help plan your garden, especially if you have little ones. Teach children to never eat mushrooms or berries growing outside. Read more »
Posted: June 29th, 2010 | Tags: alcohol, fireworks, Illinois, Illinois Poison Center, independence day, july 4th, picnic, poison, saftey, tiki torch | No Comments »
By Tony and Carol
Every holiday season brings forth its own set of poisoning hazards to adults, children and pets. The Fourth of July holiday poses unique opportunities for a Darwin Award. No matter what the holiday, one potential toxin guaranteed to be ubiquitous is alcoholic beverages. As Tony says, recalling the old proverb for this particular holiday: “He who drinks a fifth on the 4th, does not go forth on the 5th.” Read more »