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  • Air pollution one cause of arsenic poisoning
    Arsenic crosses placental barrier, which could affect fetus
    Arsenic crosses the placenta during pregnancy and may have harmful consequences for offspring, a new study indicates. When exposed to the potentially hazardous chemical in above-normal amounts, it can cause cancer, liver disease, and other health...
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    CDC reports spike in teen suicides by suffocation
    Young people in the U.S. are increasingly using suffocation – including hanging – to commit suicide, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Published in the March 6 issue of the agency...
  • When the market oversteps all lines of decency
    When the market oversteps all lines of decency
    The market is America's god. It is worshiped. It is given homage above all else. It is seen as the giver of all perfect gifts and the omnipotent provider of all wishes. Like all idols, the market is creation not creator and it is a cruel and...
  • Laundry Detergent Pods
    Laundry detergent pods pose a serious poisoning hazard to young children
    More than 17,000 children were exposed to the highly concentrated liquid detergent found in laundry detergent pods in 2012 and 2013, according to a study published today in Pediatrics. Children exposed to the pods suffer vomiting, choking,...
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    Detergent pods have been blasted for making a lot of kids sick
    The detergent industry has come under fire for flooding the market with detergent pods which have made many kids sick. Bloomberg reported on Nov. 10, 2014 detergent pods have been blamed for making thousands of kids in the United States sick....
  • Laundry pods are a serious poisoning risk to young children
    Laundry pods are a serious poisoning risk to young children
    In view of a new study, it is vitally important to keep laundry pods out of reach of young children, or preferably, avoid using them altogether. Ingestion of these products can result in hospitalization and even death of your child. The findings...
  • Cute Baby Girl Drinking Medicine Syrup
    Children under age 6 experience unintentional medication errors
    One child is affected every eight minutesIn a new study Nationwide Children's Hospital researchers examined out-of-hospital medication errors among young children in the United States.The research team used from the National Poison Database...
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    Accidental poisonings at day care center suggest larger problem
    Late in the morning on Thursday, 28 children, ages 3 and 4, along with two adults were taken to the hospital after accidentally consuming bleach during snack time at the Growing Tree learning center in downtown Jersey City. The children were...
  • NY mommy blogger is charged with in death of son
    Mommy blogger charged in death of infant: Mom poisons son for attention?
    A 26-year-old mommy blogger charged in the death of her infant son in January faces 25 years to life in prison. Lacey Spears was informed of charges Tuesday by a New York court in her role in allegedly poisoning her 5-month-old son with lethal...
  • Nazira Maria Cross
    Woman wanted since 2008 in NorCal poisoning death of husband arrested in Peru
    An international search for a fugitive wanted in the poisoning death of her husband nearly six years ago in Northern California has come to an end with with the woman’s arrest in Peru.The FBI says that Nazira Maria Cross was arrested by...
  • Michigan teacher sickened by coffee; student suspended, Visine to blame
    Michigan teacher sickened by coffee; student suspended
    According to the Detroit Free Press on May 30, a Fowlerville High School student will not be allowed back in school for one year after using Visine to spike a teacher’s coffee.High school algebra teacher, Mary Aldecoa, told the Detroit Free...
  • Electronic cigarette poisonings not a problem in some parts of the country
    Electronic cigarette poisonings not a problem in some parts of the country
    Electronic cigarette poisonings are a hot topic for most media outlets these days and it seems as if all of them want consumers to believe that e-cigarettes are the worst health advancement known to man. On April 7, 2014, Knoxville, TN news...
  • CDC reports dramatic increase in poisonings from e-cigarettes
    CDC reports dramatic increase in poisonings from e-cigarettes
    E-cigarettes have gained in popularity because users believe that they are a healthier alternative to tobacco products. However, a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has raised concerns about their safety On April 3,...
  • As E-Cigs Rise, Deadly Cigarettes Fall
    Phony E-cigarette "Poisoning" Alarms in MN: Why?
    While the sick and dead from cigarette smoking continue to pile up, “public health” officials remain on the edge of hysteria, issuing inane warnings about the watery mist emanating from e-cigarettes, which have freed millions of...
  • Poison Help Line 1-800-222-1222
    Poison prevention tips to keep Colorado businesses safe
    In 2013, 719 Colorado businesses, 35,557 Nationwide, reported a poison exposure in the workplace. These incidents highlight the need and importance of Poison Prevention Week as a way to educate and inform individuals and businesses about poisoning...
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