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The Top 5 Most Toxic Substances in Your House

Posted: May 14th, 2013 | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Toxic-HomePoisoning is the second leading cause of injury related death in the U.S.  In Illinois alone, the IPC fields over 74,000 calls on poisoning exposures each year—nationwide, poison centers manage over 2.3 million exposures.  Those stats may surprise you but did you also know that more than 90% of all poisonings happen in the home?  Many of these poisons are things we all use or come in contact with regularly.  Here are the top 5 most toxic substances that are in your house right now: Read more »


Happy Halloween: Boo!…not Boo-Hoo.

Posted: October 26th, 2010 | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

By Art Kubic, PharmD and IPC Call Center Specialist

It’s that time of year again!  Fall is finally here. Time for pumpkins, corn mazes, apple cider, leaves (and the subsequent raking/leaf blowing), and one of my absolute favorite holidays—Halloween! With trick-or-treating season right around the corner, now is the time to start making plans to ensure your little ghosts, goblins, and princesses have a safe and secure time this year. Read more »