Poison Prevention Week 2021

Poison Prevention Week 2021

Do you know what to do if your child is poisoned? Call the BC Drug and Poison Information Centre at 604-682-5050 or 1-800-567-8911. If they are unconscious, having a seizure, difficulty breathing, or chest pain, call 9-1-1 immediately. March 21 to 27 is Poison...

Study on cannabis poisoning in BC children published

Most poisonings occurred as a result of the co-ingestion of cannabis with other substances, like alcohol. BCIRPU’s study on cannabis poisonings in BC children was published today in Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada: Research, Policy and...
Restarting Activities & Preventing Injuries During COVID-19

Restarting Activities & Preventing Injuries During COVID-19

Collectively, British Columbians have done their part to slow the spread of COVID-19. Now we’re slowly venturing out of our homes to resume work activities, sports, and enjoy the pleasant weather that’s in store for us this summer. Going out might be a bit different...

Tide Pods are not candy, or a joke

There have been reports of a “Tide Pod Challenge” going around on social media, where teenagers bite down on the concentrated detergent pods. We want to remind people that the detergent chemicals inside these pods is highly concentrated and poisonous. Ingesting the...