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Tag Archives: Poison

Sidewalk Chalk

Posted: July 18, 2022

Most ingestions regarding chalk are related to children and pets eating it. The bright colors and playful environment tempts them to eat small amounts of either sidewalk color chalk or white blackboard chalk. Both kinds of chalk are made from… Read More

Tiki Torch Fuel, Lighter Fluid, and Lamp Oil

Posted: July 18, 2022

Tiki torch lighter fluid and lamp oils are all generally chemicals that fall under a class of materials called hydrocarbons. When ingested, if they make it into the stomach, hydrocarbons are generally not dangerous in small quantities. However, large quantities… Read More

One Pill Could Kill – Clonidine

Posted: April 11, 2022

This medication is generally used alone or in combination with other medications to lower blood pressure, treat ADHD, or manage symptoms of opioid withdrawal. Via certain pathways this medication lowers the strength of the out flowing signal from the brain… Read More

One Pill Could Kill – Tricyclic Antidepressants (TCAs)

Posted: April 11, 2022

TCAs are a group of antidepressant medications used for a wide range of conditions. They can be used to treat conditions such as anxiety, panic, bulimia, and most commonly depression or chronic pain. Each medication in this class is slightly… Read More

One Pill Could Kill – Colchicine

Posted: April 11, 2022

Gout is pain often caused by the buildup of uric acid crystals in major joins such as the knee and big toe. Colchicine is a medication that works to decrease the buildup of uric acid crystals in the joints and… Read More

Spring Buds – Amanita Muscaria

Posted: January 12, 2022

As the weather warms, gardens and yards everywhere will begin to bloom. It is so important to know the names of your indoor and outdoor plants and find out if they are poisonous. Keep all poisonous plants, bulbs, seeds and… Read More

Spring Cleaning – Chloamine Gas

Posted: January 12, 2022

The main ingredient in chlorine bleach is sodium hypochlorite. Chlorine bleach can be purchased on it’s own or in combination cleaning products such as bleach, disinfectants, and pool chemicals. When combined with ammonia, it can create a toxic vapor call… Read More

Spring Blooms – Daffodils

Posted: January 12, 2022

Daffodil, the common name for plants of the Narcissus species are brightly colored blooms that often begin to add color and texture to our Georgia land scape in the spring months. This family of plants grow from bulbs, and the… Read More