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In The News

The Georgia Poison Center  works closely with media outlets throughout the Peach State with THREE goals in mind:

  1. To educate the general public about the services we provide
  2. To raise awareness of new and emerging poisoning trends
  3.  Reduce the incidence of poisoning in our State
Recent articles or TV spots that may be of interest to you are listed below.

FEBRUARY
11Alive – Still no answer on what caused illness of several metro Atlanta students
WSBTV – Deadly chemicals: Store-bought products blamed for dozens of deaths

MARCH
Fox31 – Beware of spring cleaning hazards
Fox5 – Drugs designed to look like candy being marketed to children

APRIL
CBS46 – Officials concerned about marijuana edibles and the appeal to children

MAY
WSBTV – Doctors seeing drastic spike in suicides among teenage girls
FOX54 – Environmental Protection Agency responds to mercury spill at Richmond County home
WABE – Essential Oils Popular But Can Pose Risk To Kids

JUNE
AJC – Are kids still eating Tide Pods?
WSBTV –
WARMING: Georgia Poison Center warns about using essential oils around kids, pets

SEPTEMBER
WSBTV – Watch your step! Snakebites on the rise in Georgia
Univision –
Aumentan mordeduras de serpientes en Georgia y asi puedes evitar una tragedia
11Alive –
Snake bites appear to be on the rise this year

OCTOBER
WSBTV – Georgia Poison Center seeing kids as young as 13 with vaping illness
CBS46 –
Snake appearances on the rise as Georgia heat lingers

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