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Recent News:

Two red abrin seeds against a solid blue background. Abrin Spotlighted in July Issue of MPC's ToxTidbits
Date Published: July 21, 2017
The Maryland Poison Center was recently consulted on a case involving a suicidal adult who by history ingested 400‐500 “abrin” seeds that were bought on the internet. Read more...
Large black widow spider is photographed on a web from the underside to display the red hourglass marking. Black Widow Spider Bites Highlighted in June Issue of MPC's ToxTidbits
Date Published: June 27, 2017
Black widow spiders (Lactrodectus mactans) are nocturnal, non‐aggressive spiders that inhabit much of the United States, including Maryland. Read more...
Colorful magnets displaying the Berlin city name are photographed against a solid beige surface. Household Objects and Substances Featured in May/June Issue of MPC's Poison Prevention Press
Date Published: June 16, 2017
Did you know the Maryland Poison Center (MPC) manages calls about people swallowing objects and substances in and around the house? It is probably not surprising that these calls are com- mon in young children. Read more...
Maryland Poison Center Celebrates National Poison Prevention Week Maryland Poison Center Celebrates National Poison Prevention Week
Date Published: March 2, 2017
Observed March 19-25, National Poison Prevention Week helps raise awareness about the dangers of poisonings and promotes steps that families can take to prevent them.