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The Case of the Tube Switcheroo

Posted: January 21st, 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Here at the IPC we get a lot of interesting calls, as you might imagine.  We get gross calls, calls about dares, calls about kids, calls about really toxic stuff, and calls about less toxic stuff.   It is all just another day at the IPC for our experts, who manage over 80,000 poisoning cases each year.  There are lessons to be learned in all of these cases and we’d like to share some with you throughout the next couple of months. Read more »


Don’t Eat the Toothpaste!

Posted: February 1st, 2011 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Have you ever noticed the bold statement on the label of your toothpaste tube: “WARNING: Keep out of reach of children under 6 years of age.  If you accidentally swallow more than used for brushing, seek professional help or contact a poison control center immediately?”  Pretty scary, huh?  Especially when this stuff is supposed to do such wonderful things like prevent cavities and gum disease, freshen breath, and give you that dazzling bright smile.   Read more »