By SeasonWinter

A Word of Caution As You Treat the Flu

What do a lot of people do when they feel achy and are running a fever? They go straight to the medicine cabinet for an over-the-counter (OTC) medicine. While OTC drugs can be helpful in controlling flu symptoms, it is easy to overdose on one very commonly available drug. Acetaminophen...

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What is Carbon Monoxide (CO)?

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless gas that can kill you.  It is often referred to as the “silent killer”, because you can’t see it, smell it, or taste it. When you breathe in CO, it prevents your blood cells from carrying oxygen. Did You Know? Each year, more than...

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Tis the Season to Be Poisoned

Many accidental poisonings occur when parents are distracted. Holiday activities and holiday entertaining certainly increase this risk. During the excitement of the holidays, temptations for children are often more than they can handle. Take a few minutes to poison-proof your home and make this holiday season a safe one. O...

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Winter Hazards: Mercury

Winter time means Santa time but it can also mean cold and flu time. It can also mean exposure to another poison hazard. Many of us has been fascinated with mercury when working with it in chemistry lab or when it’s used in Sci-fi-movies. It’s nothing supernatural: it’s just mercury....

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Have a Poison-Free Holiday and Winter

With money being tight and heating prices skyrocketing upward, many people are weathering the cold rather than turning on the heat. But eventually, the heat must be turned on and that may expose your family to a serious toxic risk – carbon monoxide. Every household that is equipped with a...

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