Videos

The Maryland Poison Center is committed to educating families about the potential poisons that can be found in and around their home.

The videos below provide family-friendly information about poison prevention and are intended to be used for informational purposes only.


Button Battery Cooks a Hotdog

When swallowed, button batteries can get stuck in the esophagus. The moist environment completes a circuit, and the battery discharges electrical current, causing a burn severe enough to make a hole in the esophagus. In this one-minute video, the hot dog represents the esophagus. The bubbling juices are from the hot dog being cooked by the electrical current, not from a chemical leaking out of the battery.

Children and Poisons: What You Need to Know

This 24-minute video was produced by the Maryland Poison Center and provides poison prevention advice to parents and caretakers.

Stop! Ask First

This seven-minute animated video educates young children about poison prevention in a fun, illustrated way. This video was originally produced by the New York State Poison Centers and the University of Albany School of Public Health. It has been reproduced with permission here for educational purposes.

Summer Poison Safety

This one-minute animated video provides tips to help keep families poison safe during the summer season.

You Can Make A Difference (English)

This 20-minute video educates children in kindergarten through fifth grade about poison prevention. This video was originally produced by the Central Texas Poison Center. It has been reproduced with permission here for educational purposes.

You Can Make A Difference (Spanish)

This 20-minute video educates children in kindergarten through fifth grade about poison prevention in Spanish. This video was originally produced by the Central Texas Poison Center. It has been reproduced with permission here for educational purposes.