Latest Poisoning News

NC Poison Control says more than 70 kids poisoned by e-cigs

Sep. 16, 2019 4:23 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Poison Control says nearly 75 children under age 5 have been poisoned by e-cigarettes and vaping products in 2019. The News & Observer of Raleigh reports the group said in a news release that nearly 150 people have gotten sick from exposure to high levels of nicotine...

Oilfield company denies assault of workers by toxic release

Sep. 12, 2019 7:31 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A Texas-based oilfield service company denies that it assaulted an Alaska construction crew by exposing workers to toxic chemical releases. Houston-based Baker Hughes on Thursday issued a statement saying it will fight state assault charges from an incident that occurred at a...

UK worries Brexit could bring 'chlorinated chicken' from US

Sep. 8, 2019 12:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Could Brexit bring America's "chlorinated chicken" to the United Kingdom? The European Union has long refused to import poultry from the United States that is routinely rinsed with chemical washes to kill germs. But the United Kingdom's planned exit from the EU is putting the practice back...

Fish to be poisoned, restocked in Glacier National Park

Sep. 7, 2019 3:40 PM EDT

GLACIER NATIONAL PARK, Mont. (AP) — Officials plan to poison off fish to help other fish species repopulate two lakes and a creek in Glacier National Park. The project in the upper reaches of Camas Creek will attempt to keep native westslope cutthroat trout from breeding with nonnative Yellowstone...

Mother of overdose victim leads crusade to fight addiction

Sep. 7, 2019 12:08 AM EDT

HOUMA, La. (AP) — When Renee Dryden Bertinot's 31-year-old daughter Sarah Beth Pellegrin died from a heroin overdose last year, she decided to do something about it. "After I lost Sarah, my heart was so broken and I started meeting other moms who lost their children as well," Bertinot said. "I couldn't...

Yellowstone Park river to close area for exotic fish removal

Sep. 1, 2019 1:46 PM EDT

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park biologists have announced plans to release toxins into a river to remove exotic fish. The Jackson Hole News & Guide reported Friday that the poisons are expected to be discharged Monday into the upper Gibbon River drainage in northwest Wyoming. Park...

Pennsylvania officials seek to abate lead poisoning dangers

Aug. 29, 2019 9:45 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania officials are hoping to lower the risk of lead poisoning through mandated blood testing for children and other measures. Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf is backing legislation to require testing that meets federal guidelines, and is rolling out other strategies to address the...

Officials: More kids in Mass. ingesting marijuana products

Aug. 16, 2019 5:22 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts health care officials say there has been an increase in calls to the state's poison control center about toddlers ingesting marijuana products. The Regional Center for Poison Control and Prevention says the number of calls about children 5 years old and younger nearly tripled in...

Carbon monoxide problem discovered in military base housing

Aug. 15, 2019 11:58 AM EDT

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — A family that went to the hospital with symptoms that suggested carbon monoxide poisoning has led military officials to warn dozens of families at Fort Bragg about possible exposure. News outlets report military officials said Wednesday that a combination of factors caused the...

UK police say second officer was poisoned in Novichok attack

Aug. 15, 2019 11:25 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British police say a second police officer who responded to a March 2018 nerve agent attack in the English city of Salisbury was exposed to the agent Novichock. Sergei Skripal, a Russian spy turned double agent for Britain, and his daughter Yulia spent weeks in critical condition after being...