Child-Resistant Packaging Saves Lives! Use of child-resistant safety caps on medications and household items came about after passage of the Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA). The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with administration of this Act, which also requires household items containing toxic substances beRead more
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Some items routinely stored in kitchen cabinets have the potential to be harmful. Commonly used spices, herbs, and condiments can have toxic effects when they are ingested. Below is a list of popular kitchen essentials that can be dangerous when used inappropriately. Bay leaf While it would take aRead more
Have you heard of “Sizzurp”? How about its slang terms “purple drank”, “syrup”, or “lean” (as in it will make you lean over)? What is it? “Sizzurp” is a dangerous and potentially fatal concoction formulated to get people high. It typically contains the active ingredients promethazine with codeine (aRead more