Date: Tue, 30 May 2006 09:59:07 -0500
Reply-To: Diane Amell <Diane.Amell**At_Symbol_Here**STATE.MN.US>
Sender: DCHAS-L Discussion List <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU>
From: Diane Amell <Diane.Amell**At_Symbol_Here**STATE.MN.US>
Subject: Re: MSDS question
Comments: To: List Moderator

Actually the phone number for Poison Control is the same nationwide * 
1-800-222-1222. In Minnesota, it connects to Hennipin County Medical 
Center (HCMC), while in Wisconsin, it connects to Children's Hospital in 
Milwaukee. For more information, see the American Association of Poison 
Control Centers website at The State of MInnesota 
has made arrangements with HCMC to provide information by phone on 
workplace hazards for its employees.
- Diane Amell, MNOSHA

>>> "List Moderator"  05/27/06 6:15 AM >>>

From: ahalltoxic**At_Symbol_Here**MSN.COM
Re: [DCHAS-L] MSDS question

> From a Medical Toxicology Perspective:  anyone who induced vomiting  
> in a =
patient who has ingested any amount of potassium permanganate (however =
dilute) has probably just committed malpractice.  There are other, =
better, ways to deal with this poisoning.  For example, for your  
safety =
programs, inside each and every telephone book in the US is a toll- 
free =
800 number that will connect you to your appropriate Regional Poison =
Center for expert advice on all poisonings, whether by ingestion,  
dermal =
or eye exposure, or inhalation.  They have access to the most up-to- 
date =
medical treatment recommendations and can put you in touch with =
appropriate health care practitioners in a variety of medical fields.  =
Please don=92t just rely on MSDS for Medical advice.  Often out-of- 
date =
and sometimes seriously flawed.

Happy to answer individual questions.

Alan H. Hall, M.D.
President and Chief Medical Toxicologist

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