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Pediatric Reflections Fall 2021

Published on in Children's Doctor

Kevin Osterhoudt, MD, MSCE, Jeanette Trella, PharmD, BCCPS, and Lauren Longo, MSPH

Some of the most heart-wrenching cases we handle at the Poison Control Center at CHOP are the result of easy access to unsecured over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription medicines, often among toddlers or young adults.

Beware of Carbon Monoxide Poison Dangers After Storms, Says The Poison Control Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Published on in CHOP News

Mother holding young daughter

The Poison Control Center at CHOP reminds the greater Philadelphia region of the hazards of carbon monoxide (CO), a compound that is especially dangerous during weather emergencies and power outages. Since Hurricane Isaias came through our region on Tuesday, the Center has received almost two dozen calls from both families and other medical professionals about CO poisoning due to improper use of gas-powered generators.