Poison Prevention

Holiday safety interviews available now

December 11, 2012

ER physicians can discuss variety of health-related topics

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After bleach ingestion incident, South Texas Poison Center shares facts on household chemicals

February 22, 2012

After a recent incident in which children at a Gonzales daycare facility were mistakenly given diluted bleach to drink, the South Texas Poison Center wants to share the facts about the hazards of this and other household chemicals.

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Mercury poisonings linked to cosmetic cream from Mexico

September 2, 2011

The South Texas Poison Center is warning against use of a cosmetic cream from Mexico that is linked to an outbreak of inorganic mercury exposures and poisonings, mostly in towns along the Texas-Mexico border.

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Medical toxicologist named to board that advises the nation

January 4, 2011

Miguel C. Fernández, M.D., medical toxicologist at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio, was appointed this month to the National Toxicology Program Board of Scientific Counselors.

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Getting used to gas smell is dangerous, Poison Center director says

November 19, 2010

Residents of the Pearsall area, where an abandoned well beganspewing water and hydrogen sulfide five days ago, should be extremely mindful of becoming used to the gas smell, said the director of the South Texas Poison Center at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio

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1-800 number touted during National Poison Prevention Week

March 17, 2008

South Texas parents always have a number to call when their 3-year-old has sampled bleach or mistaken cold medicine for candy: 1-800-222-1222.

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