Staff at the Northern New England Poison Center share their knowledge and experience from the situations they deal with every day on the poison help line. Our goal is to help keep our community safe by preventing poisonings and making sure you know what to do when a poisoning occurs. We cover a variety of topics related to what poison centers do, and how they benefit the public.
Transcripts available at www.nnepc.org
E7: Spring Cleaning
Chris and Carolyn from the Poison Help Line discuss some potential hazards from using cleaning products in your home, including ways both children and adults get poisoned from cleaners, along with ways to prevent these types of poisonings.
E6: Carbon Monoxide ft. Dr. Mark Neavyn
NNEPC Medical Director Dr. Mark Neavyn joins our host, Chris, for a discussion of carbon monoxide. What makes this poisonous gas so dangerous? Where does carbon monoxide come from and why are CO poisonings more prevalent in winter? What should I do if my carbon monoxide alarm is going off? Dr. Neavyn addresses these questions and more in our February episode.
E5: Preparing for Winter
Our panel of poison experts takes a look in the garage (and beyond) to uncover common winter poisons, such as antifreeze, ice melt and carbon monoxide.
E4: Childhood Poisonings
Poison experts Carolyn, Chris and Karlee go over some of the most common products and scenarios that lead to poisonings in children, discuss child-resistant packaging, and offer tips for keeping your little ones safe.
What is ivermectin and what is it used for? Are people poisoning themselves with ivermectin? NNEPC poison experts weigh in on this drug that's been in the news the past couple months.
E2: Insects and Repellents
In our second episode, poison specialists from the NNEPC hotline discuss some of our most common arthropod pests--ticks, mosquitos and brown-tail moth caterpillars--and ways to deal with them.