NJPIES in the News 2020

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closeup of black licorice candy

Man dies after eating black licorice for several weeks. What you need to know about the candy’s effect on your health

Yahoo News, September 24, 2020

https://ca.sports.yahoo.com/news/man-dies-eating-black-licorice-several-weeks-182452915.html

A generic naloxone kit.

Woodbridge Pharmacies Giving Away Free Naloxone This Weekend

Woodbridge Patch, September 22, 2020

https://patch.com/new-jersey/woodbridge/woodbridge-pharmacies-giving-away-free-naloxone-weekend

Quote from Calello on opioids and hearing loss

Opioid-associated hearing loss rare, but should be considered when prescribing

Healio, September 16, 2020

https://www.healio.com/news/primary-care/20200915/opioidassociated-hearing-loss-rare-but-should-be-considered-when-prescribing

Photo of Women Talking While Sitting

Rutgers Researchers Find Link Between Hearing Loss and Substantial Opioid Use

KYW Newsradio, September 14, 2020

https://kywnewsradio.radio.com/articles/news/rutgers-researchers-find-link-between-hearing-loss-opioids

Navigating Daily Life While Protecting Your Health

Newark Patch, August 26, 2020

https://patch.com/new-jersey/newarknj/navigating-daily-life-while-protecting-your-health 

Could High Opioid Dose Cause Deafness? Study says rarely, but yes

New Jersey 101.5 FM, August 19, 2020

https://nj1015.com/could-high-opioid-dose-cause-deafness-study-says-rarely-but-yes/

Using Opioids Can Cause Permanent Deafness

Futurity, August 18, 2020

https://www.futurity.org/opioids-deafness-hearing-2424372 

Unsafe Generator Use Raises Risk of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Rutgers Today, August 6, 2020

https://www.rutgers.edu/news/unsafe-generator-use-raises-risk-carbon-monoxide-poisoning

Close Up Photo of Coconut Tree

Tropical Storm Warning and Poisoning Mishaps

Newark Patch, August 3, 2020

https://patch.com/new-jersey/newarknj/amp/28886879/tropical-storm-warning-and-poisoning-mishaps

Keeping Residents Cool During Heat Wave Comes with New Challenges

NJTV News, July 21, 2020

https://njtvonline.org/news/video/keeping-residents-cool-during-heat-wave-comes-with-new-challenges

Dangerous Summer Heat Can Make You Sick

Newark Patch, July 17, 2020

https://patch.com/new-jersey/newarknj/dangerous-summer-heat-can-make-you-sick

The Danger of Methanol in Hand Sanitizers

New Jersey 101.5 FM, July 14, 2020

https://nj1015.com/the-dangers-of-methanol-in-hand-sanitizers/ 

Flood, Seat, Chair, Bench, Water, Flooding, Danger

Poisoning Risks During Tropical Storm Fay

Newark Patch, July 10, 2020

https://patch.com/new-jersey/newarknj/poisoning-risks-during-tropical-storm-fay 

WASHING HANDS

FDA Warns Consumers About Hand Sanitizers Containing Methanol

Healio, June 30, 2020

https://www.healio.com/news/primary-care/20200630/fda-warns-consumers-about-hand-sanitizers-containing-methanol

NJ Poison Control Warns: Be Careful With Pool Chemicals

New Jersey 101.5 FM, June 30, 2020

https://nj1015.com/nj-poison-control-warns-be-careful-with-pool-chemicals/

Pool Chemicals: Necessary but Potentially Dangerous

Pool Chemicals: Necessary but Potentially Dangerous

Newark Patch, June 23, 2020

https://patch.com/new-jersey/newarknj/pool-chemicals-necessary-potentially-dangerous

Foodborne Diseases | Disease of the Week | CDC

Nearly 20% of People Have Used Bleach on Food Due to COVID-19

Healthline, June 10, 2020

https://www.healthline.com/health-news/please-do-not-put-bleach-on-food-to-avoid-covid-19

Flush out chemical irritants like tear gas and pepper spray with water if possible, not milk or baby shampoo combinations, doctors say. 

What To Do If You’re Hit By Tear Gas Or Pepper Spray While Protesting

HuffPost, June 4, 2020

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/what-to-do-tear-gas-pepper-spray-protests_l_5ed7c902c5b6a4143c45d942?gyb

The Effects of Tear Gas on the Human Body

Health, June 2, 2020

https://www.health.com/mind-body/effects-of-tear-gas-on-the-human-body

Don't Overlook Vaping-Associated Lung Injuries Amidst Pandemic

Don’t Overlook Vaping-Associated Lung Injuries Amidst Pandemic

Newark Patch, May 29, 2020

https://patch.com/new-jersey/newarknj/don-t-overlook-vaping-associated-lung-injuries-amidst-pandemic

Sanitize vs. Disinfect: What’s the Difference?

Sanitize vs. Disinfect: What’s the Difference

Health, May 29, 2020

https://www.health.com/condition/infectious-diseases/coronavirus/sanitize-vs-disinfect

Avoid Summer-Related Poisonings During Your Staycation

Avoid Summer-Related Poisonings During Your Staycation

Newark Patch, May 22, 2020

https://patch.com/new-jersey/newarknj/avoid-summer-related-poisonings-during-your-staycation

Newark water fixes

As N.J. City Battles Coronavirus, it’s Still Fixing Last Year’s Lead Crisis

NJ.com, May 22, 2020

https://www.nj.com/news/2020/05/as-nj-city-battles-coronavirus-its-still-fixing-last-years-lead-crisis.html

Coronavirus Hotline at NJ Poison Control Center

Stepping Up: Student Volunteers Assist Coronaviruse Hotline

Newark Patch, May 21, 2020

https://patch.com/new-jersey/newarknj/avoid-summer-related-poisonings-during-your-staycation

Misuse of Cleaning Products – Dr. Diane Calello, NJ Poison Control

WMBC-TV News, May 7, 2020

As Residents Try To Keep COVID At Bay, Poisonings Are On The Rise

Montclair Local, May 2, 2020

https://www.montclairlocal.news/2020/05/02/poisonings-are-on-the-rise

Coronavirus NJ: Calls to poison control are up, but not because of Trump

Asbury Park Press, April 30, 2020

https://www.app.com/story/news/local/emergencies/2020/04/30/coronavirus-nj-calls-poison-control-up-but-not-because-trump/3047911001/

 

Safety, Sanitizing and Social Distancing: Poison Control Center Urges Safe Use of COVID-19 Prevention Products

Newark Patch, April 29, 2020

https://patch.com/new-jersey/newarknj/safety-sanitizing-social-distancing

Here’s What Disinfectants and UV Light Really Do to Your Body

Wired, April 28, 2020

https://www.wired.com/story/heres-what-disinfectants-and-uv-light-really-do-to-your-body/

Cleaning Products You Should Never Mix, According To a Poison Control Expert

Health, April 27, 2020

https://www.health.com/news/cleaning-products-never-mix

Dr. Birx’s Reaction to President’s Bleach Injection Idea

Inside Edition, April 24, 2020

www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hMWMtGbsyo

Don’t drink hand sanitizer: Poison center calls up 20% during pandemic, CDC says

Miami Herald, April 24, 2020

https://www.miamiherald.com/news/coronavirus/article242284996.html

Trump’s suggestion that disinfectants could be used to treat coronavirus prompts aggressive pushback

Boston Globe, April 24, 2020

https://www.boston.com/news/coronavirus/2020/04/24/trumps-suggestion-that-disinfectants-could-be-used-to-treat-coronavirus-prompts-aggressive-pushback

Reminder from NJ Medical Experts: Do Not Drink or Inject Household Cleaners

My Central Jersey, April 24, 2020

https://www.mycentraljersey.com/story/news/health/2020/04/24/do-not-drink-inject-household-disinfectants-nj-medical-experts-say/3023232001/

Makers of Clorox and Lysol Warn Against Ingesting Bleach and Disinfectants

The New York Times, April 24, 2020

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/24/us/politics/trump-inject-disinfectant-bleach-coronavirus.html

Yahoo, April 24, 2020

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/doctors-warn-against-dangerous-alternative-coronavirus-treatment-ideas-vitamin-drips-clorox-baths-180851538.html

MarketWatch, April 24, 2020

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/we-dont-eat-our-countertops-yet-many-americans-are-using-cleaning-products-meant-for-them-on-their-fruits-and-vegetables-says-national-poison-control-center-official-2020-04-24

Chicago Tribune, April 22, 2020

https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/sns-nyt-posison-hotlines-rise-in-cleaning-product-accidents-20200422-ebm7x2p4dra3rgk6khjizdzbte-story.html

The New York Times, April 21, 2020

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/21/health/coronavirus-poison-hotlines-rise-in-accidents-disinfectants.html

Rise in Poisonings From Cleaners Coincides With COVID-19 Lockdowns

PIX 11 News, April 21, 2020

https://www.pix11.com/news/coronavirus/rise-in-poisonings-from-cleaners-coincide-with-covid-19-lockdowns

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NJ Spotlight, April 14, 2020

https://www.njspotlight.com/2020/04/15000/

Coronavirus Hotline at New Jersey Poison Center

Newark Patch, April 10, 2020

https://patch.com/new-jersey/newarknj/states-coronavirus-hotline 

N.J. poison hotline is now a coronavirus lifeline and it’s been ringing off the hook

NJ.com, April 8, 2020

https://www.nj.com/coronavirus/2020/04/nj-poison-hotline-is-now-a-coronavirus-lifeline-and-its-been-ringing-off-the-hook.html

Drug Exposure Reactions Raise Questions in Scientific Community

The Oberlin Review, March 13, 2020

https://oberlinreview.org/20754/news/drug-exposure-reactions-raise-questions-in-scientific-community

Coronavirus (COVID-19) In New Jersey

Jersey Matters with Larry Mendte, March 7, 2020

https://www.newjerseynewsnetwork.com/clip/15020039/coronavirus-covid-19-in-new-jersey

NJ Officials On Coronavirus: ‘This is not a time to panic. It’s a time to prepare.’

News 12 New Jersey, March 3, 2020

http://newjersey.news12.com/story/41848888/nj-officials-on-coronavirus-this-is-not-a-time-to-panic-its-time-to-prepare

NJ Tests More People For Coronavirus as CDC Expands Criteria

NJTV News, March 3, 2020

http://www.njtvonline.org/news/video/nj-tests-more-people-for-coronavirus-as-cdc-expands-criteria

Rutgers experts discuss potential issues with over the counter medications

The Daily Targum, February 25, 2020

https://www.dailytargum.com/article/2020/02/rutgers-experts-discuss-potential-issues-with-over-the-counter-medications

NJ Poison Control Center warns of overdose risk for cold medicine

Hudson Reporter, February 24, 2020

http://hudsonreporter.com/2020/02/24/nj-poison-control-center-warns-of-overdose-risk-for-cold-medicine

Anxiety About Coronavirus Can Affect Children

The Two Rivers Times, February 14, 2020

https://tworivertimes.com/anxiety-about-coronavirus-can-affect-children/ 

Officials: No cause for alarm in NJ over novel coronavirus

NJTV News, February 10, 2020

njtvonline.org/news/video/officials-no-cause-for-alarm-in-NJ-over-novel-coronavirus

Menendez Calls for Continued Federal, State, Local Response to Coronavirus Outbreak

Senator Menendez, February 10, 2020

https://www.menendez.senate.gov/news-and-events/press/menendez-calls-for-continued-federal-state-local-response-to-coronavirus-outbreak

NJ Poison Control gets spike in calls about flu and cold medicine misuse

New Jersey 101.5 FM, February 9, 2020

https://nj1015.com/nj-poison-control-gets-spike-in-calls-about-flu-and-cold-medicine-misuse/?utm_source=tsmclip&utm_medium=referral

My Toddler Ate Play-Doh, What Happens Now? Here’s What The Experts Say

ROMPER, February 4, 2020

https://www.romper.com/p/my-toddler-ate-play-doh-what-happens-now-heres-what-the-experts-say-21775202

NJ health officials: Flu is larger threat to NJ population than coronavirus

NJTV News, February 4, 2020

https://www.njtvonline.org/news/video/nj-health-officials-flu-is-larger-threat-to-nj-population-than-coronavirus

Murphy on Coronavirus Prevention: Stay informed, wash your hands

New Jersey 101.5 FM, February 4, 2020

https://nj1015.com/murphy-on-coronavirus-prevention-stay-informed-wash-your-hands/

Newark Urges Residents With Questions About Coronavirus To Call New Jersey Hotline At 1-800-222-1222

City of Newark, February 4, 2020

https://www.newarknj.gov/news/newark-urges-residents-with-questions-about-coronavirus-to-call-new-jersey-hotline-at-1-800-222-1222

Officials: New Jersey Poison Control Hotline inundated with calls about coronavirus

News 12 New Jersey, January 31, 2020

http://newjersey.news12.com/story/41639273/officials-new-jersey-poison-control-hotline-inundated-with-calls-about-coronavirus

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Risk Rises During Winter and Travel

Rutgers Today, January 31, 2020

https://news.rutgers.edu/qa/carbon-monoxide-poisoning-risk-rises-during-winter-and-travel/20200130#.XjR8LGhKiUn

NJ Department of Health Opens Novel Coronavirus Call Center For Public

WRNJ News Radio January 30, 2020

Coronavirus fears: New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy details state’s preparations

ABC 7 News, January 29, 2020

https://abc7ny.com/5889010/

Watch Gov. Murphy Address NJ’s Response To Coronavirus Outbreak

Newark Patch, January 29, 2020

https://patch.com/new-jersey/newarknj/watch-gov-murphy-address-njs-response-coronavirus-outbreak

NJ Health Department Launches Coronavirus Hotline

NBC 4 News, January 28, 2020

https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/health/nj-health-department-launches-coronavirus-hotline/2269893/ 

Abren línea de orientación sobre coronavirus en NJ

Telemundo 62, January 28, 2020

https://www.telemundo62.com/noticias/local/abren-linea-de-orientacion-sobre-coronavirus-en-nj/2021771/

New Jersey Department of Health Opens 2019 Novel Coronavirus Call Center for Public: Collaborates with New Jersey Poison Center to Educate Community

New Jersey Department of Health, January 28, 2020

https://www.nj.gov/health/news/2020/approved/20200128a.shtml 

Rutgers Expert: Stats May Show ‘Glimmer of Hope’ in Opioid Crisis

TAPinto New Brunswick, January 13, 2020

https://www.tapinto.net/towns/new-brunswick/articles/rutgers-expert-stats-may-show-glimmer-of-hope-in-opioid-crisis