Summer Bugs and Poisons

Dr John Benitez from the TN Poison Center speaks about common poisonous or toxic plants that you may encounter outdoors this summer, how to properly treat poison ivy and other contact poisons, and safe procedures for eating wild, potentially harmful plants such as polk salad.  To learn more, visit, and if you find yourself in a poison related emergency, call the Poison Hotline at 1-800-222-1222.  Professor Frank Hale from the University of Tennessee also discusses what insects are most common in our area, explains how to treat mosquito and tick bites, and dispels some common myths about chiggers and other pests.