Safety and Preventative Health Resources

Poison Control

Servicing Massachusetts and Rhode Island with a 24 hour helpline. Staffing contains: physicians, licensed nurses, and pharmacists that are medically trained in toxicology.
www.maripoisoncenter.com

Vaccines

Centers for Disease Control containing helpful information regarding vaccines for children and adults. Contains Immunization schedules, FAQ, education and requirements.
www.cdc.gov/vaccines

Travel Precautions and Vaccines

Centers for Disease Control website that offers information for vaccines and other health safety measures needed for travel outside of the United States.
www.cdc.gov/travel

Product Safety Commission

Product safety and recall information regarding infant/child products, toys, household products, outdoor products, sports and recreational and specialty. Most recent recalls are listed first in each category. www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/category/topic.html

TOXNET

Databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases through the National Library of Medicine. This is a comprehensive website to look up toxicology data on medications, household chemicals and environmental pollutants. The “Lactmed” database in the table of contents has specific information for breastfeeding risks/safety of various medications.
www.toxnet.nlm.nih.gov