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National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Celebrates 23 Years

Kirksville, MO 10/31/22 – The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has sponsored National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day for 23 years. The program offers people the opportunity to drop off out-of-date and unused prescription medications to keep them out of landfills, and wastewater systems, and out of reach for children and those who may try to…

Adair County Opioid Coalition

Adair County Opioid Coalition Receives $125,000 Grant

Kirksville, MO 10/20/22 – The Adair County Opioid Coalition has received a five-year, $125,000 grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The federal Drug-Free Communities grant will be used to support efforts to prevent substance abuse in Adair and Schuyler counties. The Adair…

Summer Poison Risks

Summer Poison Risks

Snake, Insect and Spider Bites School is out and summer is in full swing! Anyone who plans to take any trips, camp, spend time in backyards, picnic or go to concerts in the park should be aware of some of the poison hazards outdoors. Snake Bites Most of the snakes found in Missouri are harmless…

Backyard Safety

Summer BBQs are Great for Tasty Treats & Backyards Hazards

Fire up the grill and invite your friends over – summer is here! Whether you have an impressive fireworks display or just a simple BBQ, the Missouri Poison Center can help you keep your summer events safe. Follow the tips below to ensure everyone’s safety this summer. Backyard Poison Hazards There are a lot of chemicals out…

Severe Weather

Kansas and Missouri Severe Weather Preparedness Week

Kansas and Missouri Severe Weather Preparedness Week (SWPW) will be held the week of March 7 to 11, 2022. Each day of the work week will have a specific theme or topic to promote. These themes are: Monday – Receiving weather info/Have a plan Tuesday – Tornado Safety Wednesday – Lightning Safety Thursday – Severe…

Holiday Safety Tips

Top 5 Winter Toxins Around The House

‘Tis the season for snow! As many of us know, snow can be a fun and magical part of our holiday. But with the change of weather also comes the change in household items to help us through the winter. There are all kinds of chemicals commonly used to help manage cold and ice. For…

Missouri Poison Center Updates

Keep Your Valentine Safe This February!  Our prevention tips can help you keep your favorite people safe and sound in February and all year long. In this month’s newsletter, we help you keep those New Year’s resolutions with information about supplements, plus other news and advice from Missouri Poison Center. Learn More Pre Workout Supplements…

January is Radon Month

January is national radon month, for more information and testing click here.

Bat with Rabies

Bat Tests Positive for Rabies in Kirksville

We have been informed that a bat in our area that bit a citizen has tested positive for rabies. Please follow the following links for information on how to keep bats out of your home, information about rabies in animals, reports on the prevalence of rabies in your area and how to report on bats…

Prevent Tick Bites

Making Tick Bite Prevention a Summer Routine

As the summer season continues it is important that tick bite prevention remains a part of your summer routine. JEFFERSON CITY, MO – To date in 2018, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) has recorded 344 cases of spotted fever rickettsioses, including Rocky Mountain spotted fever, 208 cases of ehrlichiosis, 7 cases…