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The Poison Terminator

45 EpisodesProduced by Carlo de OlimWebsite

Carlo de Olim BSc. MSc. will discuss with his guests ways to kick out those harmful substances out of your daily life. We plan to have guests who are experts working in poison control centres, universities, and governmental agencies. This podcast will empower you to take actions to protect your own … read more

45 Episodes | 2018 - 2021

Potential dangers of the chlorine tablet shortage

July 13th, 2021


High demand for a chemical product in short supply creates a perfect storm for accidental poisoning exposures according to a New Jersey Poison …

Tips to reduce waterborne illness cases in swimming pools and hot tubs

June 17th, 2021


The majority of recreational water outbreaks occur in public pools, hot tubs or water playgrounds according to a recent CDC report. We discuss the …

Indoor air quality

December 10th, 2019


Winter is coming soon. This means we will be spending more time indoors. We've invited Dr. Miriam Diamond of the University of Toronto to talk about ways to improve indoor air quality and to reduce the health impacts of …

An online Poison Control Center

April 9th, 2019


If you don't want to call the Poison Center with your phone, you can use an online tool developed by the National Capital Poison Center to get …

Safe spring cleaning

March 19th, 2019


Julie Weber RPh, CSPI of the Missouri Poison Center is joining us for Poison Prevention Week to talk about how to prevent poisonings associated with …

A chemist's quest for food safety

February 26th, 2019


In this episode, we will be discussing a book called the Poison Squad One chemist's single-minded crusade for food safety at the turn of the twentieth century.

My guest today is the author of the book, Deborah Blum. She …

Winter poisoning hazards

February 13th, 2019


We use various products to protect ourselves and our objects from cold and ice during the winter but they might be hazardous if they are not handled …

Book interview (What the eyes don't see)

January 15th, 2019


On this first episode of 2019, we will be talking about the book What the eyes don't see. This book is about a pediatrician who helped uncover the Flint water crisis with her study on children's blood lead level. Our …

Is MRI chemical agent Gadolinium toxic?

December 25th, 2018


Today, we will find out if that's the case with our guest Dr.Yana Lyapustina. Dr. Lyapustina is a medical doctor and emergency medicine resident at the University of Connecticut. She wrote an article review about the …

Soy intake can lead to negative health effects

December 11th, 2018


We've all heard or read that soy intake is good for our health but according to Dr. Heather Patisaul's research soy phytoestrogens can have adverse …

Holiday Poison Prevention

December 5th, 2018


If you want to know which holiday objects of this Christmas season are poisonous, Julie Weber RPh, CSPI of the Missouri Poisson Center has all the …

Mercury spills in the household

November 21st, 2018


Today, we will talk about mercury spills induced by broken objects containing this metal. My guest is Tony Burda of the Illinois Poison Center. We will discuss the health effects of mercury, treatment of a mercury …

Carbon monoxide poisoning in a pregnant woman

November 14th, 2018


Today on the episode, we will talk about a carbon monoxide poisoning case in a pregnant woman. Our guest Dr. Kelly Johnson-Arbor MD of the National Capital Poison Center will tell us about the health effects of carbon …

Sometimes antibiotics can be harmful

November 7th, 2018


Fluoroquinolones are antibiotics that can cause adverse effects such as rupture tendons or severe neurological symptoms. Dr. Beatrice Golomb MD, PhD …

What you need to know on Flea-borne typhus

October 25th, 2018


In this episode, our guest Dr. Aiman Halai of the LA County Department of Public Health will tell us about the health effects of this infectious disease and what we can do to protect our family and our pets.

Toxic rubber in playgrounds

October 24th, 2018


Today, we will be talking about potential toxic substances contained in crumb rubber. Crumb rubber is used as infill for playgrounds and athletic …

Halloween Safety

October 16th, 2018


Today, our guest is Art Kubic. He's a pharmacist with the Illinois Poison Center. We will talk about the following items on this episode: toxic …

Lead exposure from a coffee mug and a health supplement

October 4th, 2018


A case study reports a sequential exposure to lead from a ceramic mug and a maca root powder supplement in a 32 year old woman. Dr. Kelly …

Rattlesnake bite prevention

September 27th, 2018


Our guest Dr. Michelle Ruha, MD, a medical toxicologist and expert in snake envenomation, will give us tips on how to avoid rattlesnake bites. She …

Opioid medication ingestions in children and adolescents

September 19th, 2018


A study published in Pediatrics reports that children and adolescents were exposed to buprenorphine, a medication used for the treatment of opioid …

A personal battle against rat lungworm disease

September 5th, 2018


Today, we're going to talk about a parasite, the rat lungworm, which is thought to be rare in the US. A report by the CDC tell us the opposite. My guest today is Kathleen Howe. She is a rat lungworm disease expert of …

How to prevent drug overdose suicides

September 1st, 2018


This a special episode for International Overdose Awareness Day. We will talk about how to prevent drug overdose suicides with our guest Dr. Kelly …

Toxic metals in e-cigarette vapor

August 28th, 2018


Today, we will be talking about the health effects of metals present in e-cigarette vapors and how we can lessen the effects of these toxic …

Healthy practices during wildfire season

August 24th, 2018


Today, BCCDC wildfire smoke expert Dr. Sarah Henderson, will give us all the necessary information to stay healthy during wildfire season. We will …

How to cook food safely outdoor

August 21st, 2018


Hot summer temperature contributes to bacterial growth. BCCDC Food Safety Expert Lorraine McIntyre will give us the 411 on how to keep bacteria out of food when cooking outside in hot weather. In this episode, some of …

How to deal with a deadly mushroom

August 17th, 2018


Our guest today is Cat Adams, a Phd candidate at UCBerkeley. She is doing a thesis on death cap mushrooms. She will tells us about the do's and dont's when handling this mushroom. In addition to that, she will give us …

Beware of the wild parsnip plant

August 13th, 2018


In this episode, Dr. Sarah Vose, Phd from the Vermont Department of Health, tells us about the effects of this skin-burning plant and how to protect yourself from it. She also describe how this plant looks like.

A killer bacteria that won't go away

August 8th, 2018


A lot of people think that tuberculosis (TB) is not present in developed countries. However, a study reveals the occurrence of TB in children and …

How to protect yourself from Norovirus

August 5th, 2018


Jason Tetro, aka the germ guy, is back again with advice to protect yourself from Norovirus when you're at the beach. He also talks about how to recognize and treat a norovirus infection.

First aid procedures for sea jelly stings

July 31st, 2018


Today, we will discuss the do's and don'ts of first aid procedures for lion's mane jellyfish stings. In addition to that, we will talk about the signs and symptoms of jellyfish stings. Dr. Angel Yanagihara is my guest …

Know how to deal with a skin-burning plant

July 28th, 2018


In this episode, My guest Melissa Bravo MSc. from Meadow Lake Farm Consulting will tell us why the giant hogweed is a dangerous plant. In addition to …

Nasty Cyclosporas in Salad and Vegetable Trays

July 25th, 2018


Jason Tetro BSc, the author of the Germ files, joins us to talk about how cyclospora induces its effects, how it is diagnosed and treated, and what to do to reduce our exposure.

Hand dryers make your hands dirtier

July 20th, 2018


In this episode, Dr. Peter Setlow BSc. ,Phd from the University of Connecticut Health Center tells us what can we do to decrease our exposure to bacterial deposition by hand dryers.

How blue green algae are removed from drinking water

July 20th, 2018


In this episode, I discuss with Dr. Theo Dreher, Phd from Oregon State University:
-How blue green algae appear
-Health effects of blue green algae
-Eating fish and shellfish from contaminated water
-Swimming in …

What you need to know about opioids

July 20th, 2018


My guest today is Steve Dudley, PharmD from Arizona's Poison and Drug Information Center.
In this episode, we discuss signs of abuse, overdose symptoms and what to do in a overdose. Also, we talk about the Arizona Opioid …

What to do if a child swallows a button battery

July 20th, 2018


In this episode, we discuss how honey can reduce injuries induced by button batteries. In addition to that, we discuss how to prevent button battery ingestion in children. My guest today is Dr. Kris Jatana MD, FAAP, an …

Increase in teens and children overdosing on ADHD drugs

July 20th, 2018


In this episode, we discuss the causes for this increase, how to prevent adhd medication overdoses in this population and the signs and symptoms of …

Important facts to know about the Salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melons

July 20th, 2018


Today my guest is Dr. Michele Jay-Russell DVM, MPVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVPM, who is a food safety specialist from the University of California, Davis. We talked about the Salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melons that …

Do you eat a lot of fish? You may be at risk of poisoning.

July 20th, 2018


In this episode, my guest Dr. Nicholas Fisher BSc, Phd from Stony Brook University reveals to us that eating a lot of fish which contains …

What to do when you have been poisoned.

July 20th, 2018


My guest today is Fiorella Carhuaz BSc, CHES, from the Oregon Poison Center. We discuss how poison control centers can help you when you've been …

What you need to know on ayahuasca

July 20th, 2018


Ayahuasca is a tea from South America containing a substance with hallucinogenic properties called DMT. There are studies favoring the use of ayahuasca and other's who don't. In this interview, my guest Matthew Bilhimer …

How to protect yourself from microbes in hotel swimming pools and hot tubs

July 20th, 2018


According to a report released by the CDC, 1 in 3 swimming-related disease occur in hotel. CDC expert Michele Hlavsa RN MPH explains to us how germs induce swimming-related disease and she gives tips on how to protect …

The dangers of synthetic cannabinoids: the so called safe legal drugs

July 20th, 2018


Synthetic cannabinoids are recreational drugs that are marketed as legal and safe. Sabra Botch-Jones, M.S., M.A., D-ABFT-FT a forensic toxicologist …

How to reduce toxic chemicals in your garden

July 20th, 2018


My guest this week is Hannah Shayler BS, MA, who is an extension associate at Cornell Waste Management Institute. We talk about how chemicals get into your garden and ways to reduce their presence in soils and crops.

What is the Poison Terminator Podcast all about?

July 20th, 2018


In this episode, I talk about who I am, what the podcast is about and why I am doing this podcast.

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