The Poison Post ®
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Pre-workout supplements can contain caffeine and other ingredients which can be poisonous when taken in large amounts. Dry scooping, or consumption of undiluted pre-workout powder, can be life-threatening. Read More
Over-the-counter eyedrops and decongestant sprays are frequently used to treat upper respiratory congestion and irritated, red eyes. When consumed by mouth, they may result in serious toxicity and even death. Read More
Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are present in our everyday lives in stain-resistant fabrics, non-stick cookware, food packaging, and more. While some research has suggested an association with PFAS exposure and harmful effects on human health, more research is needed to fully define the health effects of PFAS. Read More
When skin is exposed to sunlight and certain plant-derived substances, a skin condition called “phytophotodermatitis” can occur. This condition is frequently reported after skin exposure to the combination of sunlight and lime juice, and can include skin rashes, blistering, and dark pigmentation. Read More
Arsenic can cause severe health effects after high-level or chronic exposures. Arsenic is present in rice and is also found in infant rice cereal. Fortunately, the relatively short duration of time in which infants are given rice cereal in their diets significantly reduces the risk of arsenic poisoning. Providing a balanced diet can help reduce an infant's exposure to arsenic. Read More
Delta-8 THC is similar to delta-9 THC, the main psychoactive ingredient of cannabis, although it is less potent. The legal status of delta-8 THC is vague; it is legal in some states but has been restricted or banned in others. In states where the sale of delta-8 THC is legal, packaging may not be child-resistant, and may feature bright colors, cartoon-like images, or other features that are attractive to children and adolescents.