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Holiday Safety

The NMPDIC wants to help keep everyone well and safe so that they are able to enjoy every minute of this magical season in New Mexico! Below are a few things to be aware of:

  • No one wants to be down with the flu during the holidays! Make sure you and your family get seasonal flu shots. Practice medication safety and avoid taking medications with the same active ingredient, such as acetaminophen.
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  • But, is it really the flu or is it carbon monoxide poisoning? The flu and carbon monoxide poisoning have very similar symptoms, except carbon monoxide poisoning does not typically produce a fever. Make sure to install carbon monoxide detectors outside of sleeping areas in the home - it's the only way to know if you and your family are in danger of this tasteless, odorless and colorless gas!
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  • If you think that you or someone you know may have been poisoned, please contact the NMPDIC right away:  1-800-222-1222!

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Prefer Online Service?

We have you covered! Try webPOISONCONTROL® next time you need help with a poisoning. Download the link to webPOISONCONTROL®, the Poison Help Line and other important NMPDIC contact information to your cell phone by texting Vcard Toxic to 313131. You may also visit your play store to download the webPOISONCONTROL® app.

Please know that you may be instructed to call your Poison Center at 1-800-222-1222 depending on the care that's involved with treating the poisoning.

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