Emerging Hazards

Dripping, a New Vaping Trend

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Dripping in an alternative way to vape being used by some consumers. With vaping, a small amount of nicotine liquid is added to later be vaped(smoked). Dripping is when the nicotine liquid (with or without flavor) is heated up directly on the battery-operated coil.

Concerns about dripping: this practice is of concern because the e-liquid is vaporized at a much higher temperature and the extra benefit of a filter is bypassed. Researchers believe there is some evidence that dripping e-liquids may lead to higher levels of non-nicotine toxins being released. In addition, dripping can lead more nicotine exposure too.

Some reasons behind dripping: users tend to be young consumers. Many teenagers say that dripping provides a better smoke, a better hit and better taste.

See this article for more information on dripping.

 

Marijuana News in Oregon

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Recreational marijuana is now legal in Oregon. Please visit this site to find the latest data trends.

Marijuana Safety: Reports

-NEW! Marijuana report YR 2014-YR 2017  from the Oregon Poison Center.

-Oregon Heath Authority Comprehensive Marijuana report:  Marijuana Report

Marijuana Safety: Tips for parents 

- NEW! Marijuana prevention materials for youth
- Marijuana and your baby brochure (ready to print) 

Marijuana Safety: Tips for adults users

- Edible infographic (ready to print)

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Opioid Epidemic 

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Find the latest updates and resources regarding Opioids. Learn more about this type of drug affecting our Country.

Opioids Basics- One page Summary

Today's Heroin Epidemic by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention

Interactive site on Opioids from Alaska Health Dept

Resources for: Parents, educators and health professionals by the Partnership for Drug-Free kids

Information on a Syringe exchange and needle program- in Multnomah County

 

Lead in Oregon Schools

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In light of recent lead exposures in schools, particularly in the Portland, Oregon area. We would like to share the following resources:

Oregon Health Authority: Lead information page

Oregon Lead information phone line: 1-800-368-5060 (includes multilingual options)

National Lead Information from the Environmental Protection Agency: Educational Site and Info Line

 

Spice and other Synthetic Cannabinoids 

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This drug is usually called "Synthetic Marijuana", but it is very different than Marijuana. 

Learn more about Spice and Other Cannabinoids.


E-Cigarettes & Health

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Are E-Cigarettes Safer Than Tobacco Cigarettes? Learn about E-Cigarettes and the dangers to children

 

Powdered Caffeine: how much in a teaspoon?

 Watch a news clip regarding the dangers of powdered caffeine

 

Laundry Detergent Pods & Children

Consumer Reports no longer recommends laundry detergents pods due to the dangers they pose to children.  

Learn more about laundry pods and the dangers to children