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Summertime fun…but beware…poisonings still happen
Summer is usually a time for enjoying picnics, swimming and grilling out. It can also be a time for more poisonings because the days are longer and children are outdoors more. As the seasons and weather change, so do the types of calls to the Nebraska Regional Poison Center. Some examples of calls to the […]
Poison Prevention Tips
Poison Prevention Tips from the Nebraska Regional Poison Center Poisonings are a leading cause of unintentional injury death in the U.S. While the majority of poison-related exposures occur in children under 5 years of age, deaths among young children have decreased over the years in great part to poison centers’ accessibility to the public and […]
Be safe in the Season of Fall
Carbon Monoxide (CO): Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, tasteless dangerous gas. It can be produced by: Burning charcoal indoors Gas-fueled water heaters Heating a home with a gas stove Improperly functioning gas furnace Vehicle exhaust Wood stoves CO can mimic other illnesses such as the stomach flu or food poisoning. Early symptoms are headache […]
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