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In the News

Dancing with Black Widow Spiders

Dancing with Black Widow Spiders

New York Times contributor Jack Landers shares his personal encounter with a black widow spider and the University of Virginia toxicologist who cared for him in the hospital.

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"Molly" responsible for growing number of hospitalizations, deaths.

"Molly" responsible for growing number of hospitalizations, deaths.

Blue Ridge Poison Center Responds to News of “Molly” Deaths.

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Proctor & Gamble Changes Packaging in Response to Injuries

In response to numerous injuries to young children, Proctor and Gamble announced changes to containers of their concentrated laundry detergent pods. The changes are designed to make it difficult to see the contents, which are very attractive to young children.

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Mayor proclaims it Poison Prevention Week

Mayor proclaims it Poison Prevention Week

Charlottesville Mayor Satyendra Huja issues the proclamation that March 17-23 is Poison Prevention Week!

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Laundry Detergent 'Pod' Dangers

Laundry Detergent 'Pod' Dangers

Laundry detergent "pods" are convenient new products. But some children have become sickened by them.

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Snakebite! Article by David Maurer

David Maurer is an excellent feature writer for the Daily Progress. But in the summer of 2012, he also became a victim of a copperhead snakebite and a patient of the Blue Ridge Poison Center. He wrote about his experience in a 3-part series.

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