Entries by Poison Center

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 […]

Be safe in the Season of Fall

The Fall season is here! The Nebraska Regional Poison Center would like to alert you to some potential hazards associated with these months.  We hope this will help reduce accidental poisonings in both adults and children.  Remember that prevention is the best antidote for poisonings. Carbon Monoxide Carbon monoxide is a dangerous gas because it is […]

How to talk with your kids about Vaping

Is Vaping Safe? The short answer is no, vaping is not considered safe for teens and young adults, especially since their brains are still in a period of active development. Vaping is a relatively new phenomenon so long-term studies of its impact on young adult health and behavior have yet to be conducted. The most […]

CDC Urges People to Stop Vaping After Recent Outbreak of Acute Lung Illness Is Linked to E-Cigarette Use

Vaping is found to be a common denominator behind hundreds of hospitalizations, though health officials still don’t know exactly why. Here’s what we know so far. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), vaping has officially—though still broadly—been linked to the recent surge in hundreds of reported cases of severe, acute respiratory illnesses […]