In the News
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.
Blue Ridge Poison Center Responds to News of “Molly” Deaths.
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.
Charlottesville Mayor Satyendra Huja issues the proclamation that March 17-23 is Poison Prevention Week!
Laundry detergent "pods" are convenient new products. But some children have become sickened by them.
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.