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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 »


Sex, drugs and the Illinois Poison Center

Posted: February 14th, 2012 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

It is my turn to write the blog and for the past few days, colleagues have been after me to write something kind of sexy, but with a poisoning angle.  The problem is that now that I have qualified to join AARP, I am unsure that I can replicate a summary of sexually transmitted toxins with the same level of confidence as Carol.

So here I am, writing a Valentine’s Day blog, 50 years old, male and unsure of my confidence.  That of course can only mean one thing:  Viagra. Read more »


Oh How I Love The IPC, Let Me Count The Ways!

Posted: January 31st, 2012 | Tags: , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

It won’t make you prettier. It won’t make you wealthier.
It WILL make you feel good, because you’ll be automatically helping
The Illinois Poison Center

It is believed that Americans spend nearly 2 billion dollars shopping online each year. One of the busiest shopping days is soon approaching: Valentine’s Day.  Why not give something that costs you nothing?! That’s right. Not a dime more out of your pocket, but you must shop through the iGive program. Read more »