Youth Health Connection Hosts Poison Control Center Expert

Recently, South Shore Health's Youth Health Connection  hosted Cheryl Lang, education coordinator for the Massachusetts & Rhode Island Poison Control Center.

According to Lang, the availability of recreational marijuana in Massachusetts is leading to an uptick in calls to the Center after children mistake marijuana edibles for food. Since the new marijuana laws took effect on November 20, 2018, the Center has received approximately 12 calls for children accidentally ingesting marijuana edibles compared to 26 total calls prior to November 20, 2018

Approximately 70 percent of poisonings occur in the home. Of these, more than half involve children under age 5 years of age. Watch this video for some of her key take-aways and learn how the Poison Control Center can help you manage and prevent accidental poisonings of all kinds.



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