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Poison Prevention Tips for Child Safety

National Poison Prevention Week March 15 – 21 In support of National Poison Prevention Week, March 15-21, the Minnesota Poison Control System and Safe Kids Minnesota are offering simple suggestions to keep children safe. The organizations emphasize that poisonings can … Continue reading

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Let’s talk “turkey” safety

Thanksgiving celebrations include large meals with family. Safe food handling in the kitchen is a key part to preventing food poisoning mishaps. To keep your friends and family safe during this holiday, the Minnesota Poison Control System at Hennepin County … Continue reading

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Glow sticks: safe to wear – but not to eat!

Glow sticks, bracelets, and necklaces have become part of the Halloween experience. These toys are cheap, portable, and emit a colorful glow making them perfect to increase visibility of children while trick or treating.    A glow stick consists of … Continue reading

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Hennepin Regional Poison Center celebrates 40 years of caring for poison emergencies

Name your poison — Hennepin Regional Poison Center can help Exposure to carbon monoxide, medications, plants and household cleaners are just a few of the reasons people call Hennepin Regional Poison Center (HRPC) for help. Since 1972 it’s been one … Continue reading

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Poison Center names new Medical Director

The Hennepin Regional Poison Center welcomes Dr. Jon Cole to its staff.  In addition to his new position as a staff physician in HCMC’s Emergency Department, Dr. Cole has accepted the position of Medical Director in the Poison Center. Dr. … Continue reading

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Hennepin Regional Poison Center recommends new Poison Help app

The Hennepin Regional Poison Center Recommends the New Smartphone “Poison Help” App The newly released “Poison Help” iPhone app from the American Association of Poison Control Centers provides Minnesotans with easy access to the Hennepin Regional Poison Center when faced … Continue reading

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