Poison Control Center News and Updates

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Combatting the Opioid Epidemic

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The opioid epidemic is hitting Philadelphia hard. CHOP, in partnership with the Poison Control Center, is doing something about it.

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

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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.

Protecting Your Child From Lead Poisoning

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Lead poisoning can have a life-long impact on your child. Kevin Osterhoudt, MD, offers tips to help keep your child safe – especially if you live in an older home.

10 Non-toxic, DIY Cleaning Products

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The best way to prevent poisonings caused by household cleaning products? Make your own non-toxic cleaning products with these DIY recipes.