Dylan Thomas

The poison patrol

A typical call to the Hennepin Regional Poison Center begins at a home on laundry day.

A parent pours out a cup of bleach, preparing to add it to the wash. The phone rings and the parent leaves to answer it. A child reaches up for cup of the clear liquid.

We’ll let poison center Managing Director Debbie Anderson take over from here:

“A child takes a swig [and] they immediately throw up. So, what do parents do? They panic; they call 911.”


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