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The first ARPA reserve is four times the size of Yellowstone.

Flora ID

 

 

PLAN TO SAVE THE AMAZON  President Cardoso of Brazil signed an agreement to preserve 1/3rd of the Amazon.

NEW AMAZON RESERVE The creation of Chandless State Park is larger than the state of  Delaware.

THE AMAZON   is home to over half of the world's species. It's the lungs of the planet, and the pharmacy of the world.

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A poison control center (PCC) is a medical facility that is able to provide immediate, free, and expert treatment advice and assistance over the telephone in case of exposure to poisonous, or hazardous substances. Poison Control Centers answer questions about potential poisons in addition to providing treatment management advice about medicines, pesticides, plants, personal care products, household products, bites, stings, food poisoning, alcohol, and gases. Poison control centers handle an average of one poison exposure every 13 seconds; over two million poison exposures are reported every year. [1] More than 75%[2] of poison exposure cases are managed by phone. That greatly reduces the need for costly emergency room and doctor visits.

The problem is that poison control centers are staffed by pharmacists, physicians, and nurses who have received dedicated training in the field of toxicology. Unfortunately people often donít know the name of  the plant their child or pet ingested, and poison control centers donít staff plant taxonomists or botanists who can assist in identifying plants.  

Greenspanís Flora ID Project will provide experts to assist poison control centers in identifying plants, so people can get the medical assistance they need.

 

If you have a poison emergency, please do not call Greenspan; call the National Capital Poison Center's 24-hour hotline at: 1-800-222-1222. They will route your call to a local poison control center. If you don't know the name of a plant, your local poison center will call Greenspan for assistance if they need it.

Footnotes

  1. (2002) Annual Report of the American Association of Poison Control Centers Toxic Exposure Surveillance System

  2. (2002) in Goldfrank LR, Flomenbaum NE, Lewin NA, Howland MA, Hoffman RS, Nelson LS: Goldfrankís toxicologic emergencies. McGraw-Hill 

 

VIEW POISONOUS PLANT LIST

If you have a poisoning emergency, call 1-800-222-1222.

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Disclaimer: This web site is designed to be informational and educational. Under no circumstance is this web site meant to replace the expert advice of a qualified poison specialist or physician. In the event of a poison emergency, call the nearest poison center immediately by dialing 1-800-222-1222, or contact 9-1-1 emergency services.
 

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