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Oregon Poison Center Interviews & Media Coverage

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Dr. Hendrickson's interview with KATU2 regarding the 'Benadryl Challenge,' 05/19/21

"Oregon doctor concerned about new 'Benadryl challenge' on social media"

Dr. Hendrickson's interview with KATU2 regarding carbon monoxide exposure calls during winter storm, 02/16/21

"Oregon Poison Center reports spike in carbon monoxide calls"


Dr. Lopez' interview with UNIVISION regarding angel's trumpet, 12/17/20

"Mujer enfermó luego de comprar una planta en un vivero sin saber sobre su veneno"

Dr. Hendrickson's interview with Anchorage Daily News regarding cleaning product exposure calls in Alaska, 09/27/20

"Poison control calls rise as Alaskans rely more on disinfectants and cleaning products during the pandemic"

Dr. Hendrickson's interview with Portland Mercury regarding expired tear gas, 08/04/20

"Protesters and Lawmakers are Concerned About the Effects of Expired Tear Gas"

Jennifer Eskridge's interview with News Channel 21 regarding disinfectant safety and a 'Facebook Q&A,' 04/30/20 

"Poison control experts talk disinfectant, cleaners" 

Dr. Hendrickson's interview with KOIN 6 regarding poisoning risks associated with cleaning products, 04/24/20

"Poisonings from cleaning supplies up 36% in year"

Dr. Lopez' interview with UNIVISION Portland regarding safe use of cleaning products, 04/23/20 

"Aumentan llamadas en Oregon por uso indebido de productos de limpieza caseros"

Dr. Hendrickson's interview with Jefferson Public Radio regarding COVID-19 misinformation, 04/01/20

"Oregon Poison Center Warns About Coronavirus ‘Remedy’ Misinformation"

Dr. Hendrickson's interview with KGW 8 regarding dangerous COVID-19 remedies circulating among social media users--including more information on hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine, 03/25/20

"Oregon Poison Center warns against dangerous coronavirus remedies"

Dr. Hendrickson's interview with The Oregonian regarding cautions about homemade hand sanitizer, 03/04/20

"Coronavirus prevention: How to make hand sanitizer at home"

Dr. Hendrickson's interview with KTVA 11 regarding pesticides in marijuana, 01/19/20

"Marijuana products found contaminated with unapproved pesticides"


Dr. Hendrickson's interview with OHSU News regarding CO poisoning, 12/23/19

"5 ways to keep your family safe this winter"

Dr. Blumenberg’s interview with KATU 2 regarding vaping, 08/23/19

“CDC warns of vaping dangers as 190 are sickened”

Dr. Hendrickson's interview with KGW 8 regarding vaping, 08/22/19

“At least 150 people reported possible vaping-related lung disease”

Dr. Blumenberg's interview with Statesman Journal regarding Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome, 08/17/19

Salem Hospital emergency room sees increase in illness linked to chronic pot use

Dr. Hendrickson's interview with Think Out Loud on OBP regarding Kratom, 08/07/19

“Kratom 101”

Dr. Blumenberg's interview with The Register-Guard regarding Kratom, 07/29/19

“Popular, legal, accessible: Kratom still a bit mysterious”

Dr. Hughes' interview with KATU 2 regarding fireworks safety, 07/03/19

“Doctors warn parents that fireworks are not food”