Poison Prevention Press Archive

Poison Prevention Press is an e-newsletter that is published every other month by the Maryland Poison Center. It is designed to educate the public about poisons and how to prevent poisonings and overdoses in the home, school, and workplace.

If you require an accessible version of the content provided on this website, please contact Emily Paterson, MPH, CHES®, public education and communications manager for the Maryland Poison Center.

To view the most recent issues of Poison Prevention Press, please visit this page.

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The 100th eAntidote Post
November/December 2021

What Tweens and Teens Should Know About the Poison Center
September/October 2021

What You Should Know About Delta-8-THC
July/August 2021

A Day in the Life of a Poison Center
May/June 2021

Mr. Yuk's 50th Birthday
March/April 2021

Carbon Monoxide
January/February 2021


Will Kids Really Eat That?
November/December 2020

Poison Emergency Preparedness   
September/October 2020

Insect Repellents
July/August 2020

First-time Parent's Guide to Poison Proofing Your Home
May/June 2020

Don't Search...Just Call!
March/April 2020

Poison Safety and New Year's Resolutions
January/February 2020


What You Should Know About Marijuana (Cannabis)
November/December 2019

Take Charge of Your Health
September/October 2019

Understanding Safe Storage
July/August 2019

Top 3 Poisons of 2018: Adults and Older Adults
May/June 2019

Top Poisons of 2018: Children
March/April 2019

Cough and Cold Medicine Safety
January/February 2019


Holiday Food Safety
November/December 2018

OTC Medicine Safety for Tweens and Teens
September/October 2018

Making the Right Call
July/August 2018

E-cigarettes and Nicotine
May/June 2018

A Day in the Life of the Poison Center
March/April 2018

Aromatherapy and Essential Oils
January/February 2018


Holiday Poison Hazards
November/December 2017

Pre-teen and Teen Substance Abuse
September/October 2017

Poison Myths
July/August 2017

Household Objects and Substances
May/June 2017

Bites and Stings
March/April 2017

Carbon Monoxide*
January/February 2017
*Updated January/February 2021


Holiday Poem
November/December 2016

Keeping Toddlers Safe from Grandma's Medicines
September/October 2016

Eye Exposures
July/August 2016

Insect Repellents*
May/June 2016
*Updated July/August 2020

Child-resistant Containers
March/April 2016

Button Batteries
January/February 2016


OTC Medicine Safety
November/December 2015

Hidden Sources of Alcohol
September/October 2015

Bystander Naloxone
July/August 2015

Top Summertime Poison Hazards
May/June 2015

Laundry Packets
March/April 2015

Lice Products
January/February 2015


Holiday Hazards‌
November/December 2014

Essential Oils
September/October 2014

Back-to-School Poison Safety
July/August 2014

Summertime Poison Hazards
May/June 2014

MPC Top 10 Exposures in Seniors
March/April 2014

A Day in the Life of a Poison Center
January/February 2014


Toy Safety
November/December 2013

Electronic Cigarettes and Nicotine
September/October 2013

MPC Top 10 Exposures in Young Children
July/August 2013

Parent Information for Senior Week
May/June 2013

Kids Eat the Darnedest Things
March/April 2013

Don't Google...Just Call!
January/February 2013


Holiday Poem
November/December 2012

Transdermal Patches
September/October 2012

Calling the MPC
July/August 2012

Laundry Products
May/June 2012

Spring Poison Safety
March/April 2012

MPC 40th Anniversary
January/February 2012


Carbon Monoxide*
November/December 2011
*Updated January/February 2021

Pre-teens and Teens: What Parents Need to Know
September/October 2011

Acetaminophen Update
July/August 2011

Insect Repellents*
May/June 2011
*Updated July/August 2020

Poison Myths
March/April 2011

“Bath Salts”: Don’t Be Fooled By the Name
January/February 2011


Nonmedical Use of Prescription Medicines
November/December 2010

Synthetic Marijuana (K2, Spice)
September/October 2010

Button Batteries
July/August 2010

Food Safety
May/June 2010

Poison Safety for Pets
March/April 2010

Poison Help for Seniors
January/February 2010


November/December 2009

Bites and Stings
July 2009

Summertime Poison Hazards
May 2009

Cough and Cold Medicines
January 2009


Winter and Holiday Hazards
November 2008

Always Ask First
September 2008

Proper Storage Prevents Poisonings
July 2008

Common Outdoor Poisonous Plants
May 2008

Energy Drinks
March 2008

Get to Know the Maryland Poison Center
January 2008