Poison Safety Hot Topics
The Science of the Cinnamon Challenge
In 2012, the American Association of Poison Control Centers recorded 222 calls concerning cinnamon abuse by teens ages 13 to 19. Watch the video clip to learn about how the cinnamon challenge is not only next to impossible to successfully complete but can also be very harmful.
Hidden Danger of Button Batteries
Many mall electronic devices and singing greeting cards contain very powerful coin-sized button batteries. When swallowed, these batteries can get stuck in the throat and cause severe burns or death.
Keep these dangerous batteries out of reach of small children. If you suspect a child may have swallowed a button battery, go to the nearest emergency room right away.