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Do you have hidden poisons lurking in your home?

Learn what chemicals and substances in your home pose a risk to the health of your family

Under the kitchen sink … in the bathroom … in the laundry room … in the garage. Think of all of the different areas of your home where cleaners, chemicals and pesticides lurk. You know that many of these items are dangerous and lock them away, however, there are other items in your home that you may not realize could pose a serious threat to your health. Some of the most common household items are...

  March 16, 2017   Poison 0 Comments   Read More

7 myths about poison and what you should do in case of an emergency

Velocity Care uncovers the truth about common household poisons

Knowing the truth about poisonous substances and what to do in a poisoning emergency can mean the difference between life and death. There are many myths and misconceptions about poisons, some of which could impact your life or the lives of your loved ones if you believe them to be true.

  March 15, 2017   Myths, Poison 0 Comments   Read More

When to call poison control

Information you need in a poison emergency

You and your son are outside playing with a ball. As you turn to grab the ball, your son puts a berry from the holly bush in his mouth. Racing to take it out of his mouth, you immediately begin questioning if the plant is poisonous and what steps you should take next to ensure your son’s safety.

According to the American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC), poison can be anything someone eats, breathes or gets in the eyes or on the skin...

  December 27, 2016   Poison 0 Comments   Read More

4 safety tips to keep dangerous items away from your children

Velocity Care shares the importance of National Poison Prevention Week

Every parent understands the struggle to keep harmful objects out of children’s reach. One minute they’re playing with their toys in the living room and the next, they’re in the kitchen pulling everything out from under the sink. Children learn through touch and taste, so it’s important to be aware of the dangers that can be found right at home.

  March 15, 2016   Children, Prevention, Safety, Poison 0 Comments   Read More

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