Public Education Updates
Stay in touch with the lastest updates and issues involving potentially dangerous products that when used in a way not intended, can become a poisonous exposure.
Five common household products that can poison your child
Dr. OZ Show
Find out about the dangerous substance sold at major drugstores across the country. It goes by various names, but the most common is bath salts. Read more >
ABC News 20/20 story
Not Your Grandmother's Bath Salts!
Bath Salts Articles
One page article Bath Salts
Drugs of Abuse
Poison Prevention Newsletter
Program Your Cell Phone
Program Your Cell Phone
We recommend that you PROGRAM YOUR CELL PHONE with the number of The Upstate New York Poison Center. To have access to the experts in poison emergency and information, at your fingertips.
2.1 million people call U S Poison Centers yearly.
- 50% are about children under 6
- 50% are about all others, including adults
- 82% are accidents, not meant to happen
Most people don't know the Poison Center number. Program your cell phone now ... just in case! Then share the number with a friend!
21st Annual National Inhalants & Poisons Awareness Week (NIPAW)
March 17 - 23, 2013. This annual community mobilization and awareness effort has proven to be an effective tool in fighting inhalant use. Latest News Updates!
Expansion of The Upstate New York Poison Center Coverage Area
New York Times Article on the Importance of Poison Centers
Safe Medicine Disposal
The first alternative to flushing medications down the toilet is to locate a community drug take-back or collection program in your area. If there is not a program available then it is recommended to dispose of medications in the trash. Click on the following links to learn more.Next DEA Drug Collection Event April 27, 2013
- Find a location near you
- Federal Guidelines for Proper Disposal of Drugs
- Medication Disposal : Questions and Answers
- Buying and Using Medication Safely
- NYS - Don't Flush Your Drugs
For more information contact the public health educator at 315-464-5375 Email: email@example.com
Xylitol (a sugar substitute used in sugar-free gum) can be harmful to dogs. The ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) warns that number of xylitol- related cases are increasing. They want to remind animal lovers and pet parents that xylitol, a sweetener found in certain sugar-free chewing gums, candies, baked goods, toothpaste, and other products can potentially cause serious and even life-threatening problems for pets. Latest Press Release!
Newsletter Correction. In the June issue of Poison Prevention Newsletter; Lilies are reported to cause liver failure in cats. Correction: they can cause renal failure.