Poison Prevention

Don’t assume Mexican candy is free from lead

December 20, 2007
 

Candies are never as nutritious as fruits and vegetables, it’s true, but who would suspect that a confection originating from south of the border would contain the heavy metal lead?

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Inhalants cause blindness, other problems, poison specialists say

March 19, 2004
 

Three young people in South Texas are permanently blind because they sniffed carburetor cleaners – another strong reminder of the serious dangers of getting high off these inhalants, said a specialist from the South Texas Poison Center at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

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Poison Center medical director invited to serve on federal board

February 17, 2004
 

Miguel C. Fernández, M.D., medical director of the South Texas Poison Center at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, has been appointed to the Board of Scientific Counselors for the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR).

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Poison Center just a phone call away at 1-800-222-1222

November 17, 2003
 

As the holidays approach, the South Texas Poison Center at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSC) stands ready to help when the unexpected occurs.

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