Dr. Richard Geller, a medical director for the California Poison Control System based at the Children’s Hospital, in Madera, CA joins eHealth Radio & the Health News Channel to talk about how you should never store non-food items in food containers.
Listen to interview [audio player below] with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Richard Geller discuss the following:
- Tell us about the problem regarding people putting non food items into food containers. I understand that a couple of recent poisonings where people had ingested glass etching fluid, which is clear like water but can be fatal, because it was in a drinking glass. Glass etching fluid, tire cleaner and one other thing all have the same toxic chemical in it.
- Is this common?
- What other non – food products are commonly switched into non food containers?
- What should parents know about this problem.
- What if someone suspects they have been poisoned – who should they call or where should they go?
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CPCS is dedicated to providing California residents with the most up-to-date information and 24-hour help in case of poisoning. In case of an accidental poisoning, consumers should immediately call 1-800-222-1222 for advice. Specially trained pharmacists, nurses, physicians and poison information providers are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to help. In most cases, a poison exposure can be safely managed in your home, avoiding a call to 911 or a visit to a crowded hospital emergency department. Many parents think about contacting the poison control services only in case of an emergency, but experts are available to answer questions any time.
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