Tennessee Poison Center

Pain medication. Cosmetics. Cleaning supplies. Tennessee Poison Center’s message: lock them away.

TPC’s help hotline —1-800-222-1222 — is staffed by nurses, pharmacists, physicians and board-certified medical toxicologists who are specially trained to assist callers.

holiday poisoning

Holiday hazards: Poinsettias are not as bad as you think, but keep toddlers away from Grandma’s purse

What toxicology hazards occur during the holidays? A specialist from the Tennessee Poison Center has a roundup.

Vanderbilt experts say there are potential hazards associated with using glow sticks.

Glow sticks are creepy, kooky, mysterious and spooky. Here’s how to be sure they’re also safe.

Vanderbilt experts urge caution when using the popular items to light the night

Physicians are seeing an increase in children who have ingested THC-infused edibles.

Increase seen in children ingesting THC-infused edibles

Clinicians at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are seeing an increase in the number of young children requiring treatment after ingesting THC-infused products.

Children’s Hospital sees increase in children poisoned by THC in marijuana edibles

They resemble candy. They taste like candy. Some children have ended up in intensive care.

Donna Seger, MD

Tennessee Poison Center director Seger retires

1 2 3