Upstate New York Poison Control Center http://wrvo.org en Keep the holidays happy, avoid dangerous items http://wrvo.org/post/keep-holidays-happy-avoid-dangerous-items <p>The Upstate New York Poison Center wants New Yorkers to stay safe this holiday season. They've provided a list of things that can turn a happy holiday into tragedy.</p><p></p><p>Some things on the list remain after the holidays are long gone, like food safety. Other listed items are seen only during the holiday, like toxic plants- think mistletoe and holly berries. There are also items that can cause choking in young children.</p> Tue, 24 Dec 2013 21:22:11 +0000 Ellen Abbott 49047 at http://wrvo.org Keep the holidays happy, avoid dangerous items New state regulations on "bath salts" announced http://wrvo.org/post/new-state-regulations-bath-salts-announced <p>The war on bath salts in New York state has some new tools.&nbsp; Newly announced state Department of Health regulations mean tougher penalties and more local involvement in prosecuting those who sell or possess the substances.<br /> Wed, 08 Aug 2012 12:59:00 +0000 Ellen Abbott 23909 at http://wrvo.org New state regulations on "bath salts" announced Bath salts forum to be held in Syracuse http://wrvo.org/post/bath-salts-forum-be-held-syracuse <p>There&#39;s a high level of anxiety among emergency responders in central New York when it comes to dealing with users of of the designer drugs known as bath salts.&nbsp; That&#39;s why the Upstate New York Poison Center is sponsoring a forum Friday with experts to explain what a bath salts user does, and why.</p><p> Mon, 16 Jul 2012 13:24:58 +0000 Ellen Abbott 22609 at http://wrvo.org