Entries by Poison Center


A Silent Summer Killer

The highest percentage of carbon monoxide exposures occur during the winter months. However, carbon monoxide exposures can happen any time of year, especially during natural disasters and power outages. It is imperative that the citizens understand the dangers, the symptoms and how to prevent poisoning from carbon monoxide. Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning include sleepiness, […]

Earth Day 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 21, 2021   CELEBRATE EARTH DAY BY KEEPING MEDICATIONS OUT OF WATER SUPPLIES AND THE ENVIRONMENT Take Medications Back to a Nebraska MEDS Participating Pharmacy   Lincoln, NE (April 21, 2021) – What is a great way to celebrate Earth Day tomorrow? Clean out your cabinets and collect all of your […]

Prepare. Prevent. Protect.

National Poison Prevention Week will be held March 21-27, 2021. Call the experts at the Nebraska Regional Poison Center for any poisoning which can include; double dose of medication, wrong medication given or taken, intentional ingestion, bites/stings, food poisoning, eye, skin or lung exposure. 1-800-222-1222  24/7/365. We are staffed by all healthcare professionals including Registered Nurses, […]

7/2/20 Update-FDA warns consumers of risk of methanol in certain hand sanitizers

FDA is warning consumers and health care providers that the agency has seen a sharp increase in hand sanitizer products that are labeled to contain ethanol (also known as ethyl alcohol) but that have tested positive for methanol contamination. Methanol, or wood alcohol, is a substance that can be toxic when absorbed through the skin or ingested […]