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Wild Mushroom Warning

Wild Mushroom Warning

There are old mushroom hunters, and there are bold mushroom hunters. There are no old, bold mushroom hunters.


Leave mushroom foraging to the experts

Leave mushroom foraging to the experts

"There are old mushroom hunters and bold mushroom hunters, but there are no old and bold mushroom hunters!" Wild mushrooms may look just like the ones at the supermarket, but subtle differences can make a mushroom toxic or fatal. The mushroom must be reliably identified. So leave mushroom foraging to the experts.


Poisonous and Non-poisonous Plants

Poisonous and Non-poisonous Plants

Some plants can be poisonous if you eat them. Others can hurt you if you get them on your skin. For some plants, all parts of the plant are poisonous. For others, only certain parts of the plant are harmful. The danger can range from mild irritation to severe illness or death. Check our our list of selected poisonous and non-poisonous plants.


Kombucha Tea: Health Tonic or Dangerous?

Kombucha Tea: Health Tonic or Dangerous?

Kombucha tea is a slightly effervescent, slightly alcoholic liquid for which many health claims are made. Home-brewed kombucha tea has been associated with several adverse health events. There are no scientific studies to support the many health claims made for kombucha tea, though it has a long history of use.


Mushrooms

Mushrooms

Enjoy the mushrooms, but only those purchased at the grocery store.  People are poisoned each year after collecting mushrooms from their yard or park, thinking they were edible.  Some are deadly. 


What is Vitamin D?

What is Vitamin D?

Vitamin D is important for healthy bone function and may have effects on other disease processes. Vitamin D deficiency is common, especially in people who do not have regular exposure to sunlight or who have chronic medical conditions. Use of vitamin D supplements can help improve vitamin D levels in deficient individuals.


Food Poisoning

Food Poisoning

There are many possible causes of food poisoning: bacteria, viruses, pesticides, natural toxins, molds, parasites, and more. There are so many types of food poisoning that there are many possible symptoms. Food poisoning is especially dangerous for infants, young children, elderly people, and those with chronic health conditions or weak immune systems.


Types of Common and Dangerous Poisons

Types of Common and Dangerous Poisons

Common and dangerous poisons. If you suspect someone has been poisoned, call or use webPOISONCONTROL®, the online tool for those who prefer not to call. 




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Learn the Poison Help jingle in English or Spanish. Use these jingles to teach the Poison Control number: 1-800-222-1222. Available for download.

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