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Washington Poison Center announces a newly updated Takebackyourmed.org website

SEATTLE, November 28, 2016 – The Washington Poison Center (WAPC) announced that it is now the owner and curator of the statewide medication return website, http://www.takebackyourmeds.org/ and its social media pages. In an effort to increase awareness and expand its use across Washington State, the WAPC will incorporate Take Back Your Meds into existing statewide education outreach programs and harm reduction efforts
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Position Available: Health Education and Outreach Specialist

This position has been filled. A collaborative and supportive environment, the Washington Poison Center (WAPC) is looking for an education and communications specialist to join our team of two health educators and provide outreach to Western and Central Washington out of our office in Seattle, WA.  A 501c3 non-profit corporation, the WAPC is the accredited poison control center serving the entire state of Washington.
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WAPC welcomes new medical director

SEATTLE, SEPTEMBER 7, 2016 – The Washington Poison Center (WAPC) welcomed its new medical director, Dr. Erica Liebelt, on September 1. A pediatric toxicologist, Dr. Liebelt will also serve as a clinical professor of pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine. As medical director, Dr. Liebelt will report to the WAPC Board of Directors and provide medical oversight ensuring the poison information spe
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Seasonal Health Alert: Lawn and Garden Care Safety Tips

MAY 2, 2016 — Warmer weather and sunshine brings forth a bounty of new plant life; however, the products used to care for gardens and lawns can contain potentially toxic chemicals. To ensure the safety of your home, children, and pets, here are some products and safety tips to be aware of. Pesticide: a pesticide is a substance or mixture of substances intended for preventing, destroying, repelling, or mitigatin
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Surprise! One more Contest Runner Up!

SEATTLE, MARCH 25, 2016 — Surprise! We’ve added a fourth runner up in this year’s poster contest! Congratulations to Sarah Beaumont, age 11, of Crownhill Elementary School in Bremerton! See the artwork of Sarah, the 3 other runners up, and Aaron, our grand prize winner, below.   Sarah Beaumont, age 11, of Crownhill Elementary School in Bremerton     Karla Fox, age 10 of Seattle  
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And the Winner Is…

SEATTLE, MARCH 10, 2016 – And the winner is…. The Washington Poison Center is excited to announce that this year’s winner of the annual statewide Poison Prevention Week Poster Contest is Aaron Baltazar, a 6 year-old first grader from Smith Elementary School in Grandview, WA. Aaron’s vibrant poster was selected as the winner from over 150 submissions from kids all across the state. His art will be shared with organiza
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Position Available: Education and Emergency Preparedness Specialist

The Washington Poison Center is currently accepting applications for an Education and Emergency Preparedness Specialist. The Washington Poison Center is a 501c3 corporation.We are a certified poison center located in Seattle. This position is located in Spokane. The position is a 0.8-1.0 FTE with the following job requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Public Health or Education, with two or more years of experience in H
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Severe Weather, Power Outages, and Carbon Monoxide

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2015 — Western Washington is currently experiencing high winds and power outages across the region, and the same weather system is expected to cause high winds later today in Eastern Washington. Power outages, specifically the use of generators and alternative indoor heating methods, can potentially lead to harmful exposures of carbon monoxide gas. Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless
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Seasonal Health Alert — Mushrooms

SEATTLE, NOVEMBER 9, 2016 – The fall mushroom season has begun in the Pacific Northwest Region, and as a result, in the last two months, the Washington Poison Center (WAPC) has handled 10 mushroom exposure cases. With this uptick in calls, the WAPC has posted a seasonal health alert discouraging anyone from ingesting foraged mushrooms unless 100% certain of their identity. Please follow the link to the WAPC web
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Seasonal Health Alert Halloween

Halloween is upon us, and the Washington Poison Center has some tips for families and adults alike to stay safe this week! Check out the flyer below from the American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) and visit our Brochures and Factsheets page to download Halloween safety tips in English or Spanish!
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