Web links: Poison resources

June 1, 2009

A collection of web links about poisons and poison control centers.

The world can be a dangerous place, especially to a curious child who wants to touch-and taste-everything within reach. Under the sink, the medicine cabinet, the gardening shed, the berries in the backyard, and even the jewelry prizes from the supermarket vending machine hold dangers if ingested. Here's the ounce of prevention that hopefully ensures the pound of cure is never needed.

Alcohol poisoning: http://www.kumed.com/default.aspx?id=4210/
From the University of Kansas Hospital.

Antifreeze: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002751.htm
From MedlinePlus.

Carbon monoxide poisoning: http://www.cdc.gov/co/faqs.htm
From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Consumer Product Safety Commission: http://www.cpsc.gov/
The understaffed government group responsible for nontoxic items on the shelves.

Cough and cold medicines: http://www.childrensdayton.org/safety_tips/Product_Recall/Cough_and_cold_meds_Oct2008.html
From the Children's Medical Center of Dayton, Ohio.

Food poisoning: http://www.thechildrenshospital.org/wellness/info/kids/22037.aspx
From the Children's Hospital of Aurora, Colo.

Glow jewelry: http://www.chop.edu/consumer/jsp/division/generic.jsp?id=70985/
From the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Hydrocarbon poisoning: http://www.merck.com/mmhe/sec24/ch297/ch297f.html
From the Merck Manual.

Household poisons: http://www.wisconsinpoison.org/index.asp?pageID=109/
From the Wisconsin Poison Center.

Insect repellents: http://www.mnpoison.org/index.asp?pageID=115
From the Minnesota Poison Control System.

Lead poisoning: http://www.ynhh.org/pediatrics/prevention/lead_poison.html
From Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital.