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Mr. Yuk

Mr. Yuk Symbol

In this episode we explore the history of poison control in America, and how it relates to that classic symbol of poison control, Mr. Yuk. We also discuss some more food news. Have a listen, won't you? Click the image above to listen.

Other poison control logos / mascots:

Pinky, the Poison Control Elephant

Pinky, the Poison Prevention Elephant

Officer Ugg

Officer Ugg

No Siop Snake

No Siop Snake

Modern Poison Control Symbol

The current Poison Control symbol

Research for this episode came from the following sources:


Mr. Yuk

About Mr. Yuk

Mr. Yuk: A Retired Poison Prevention Icon

Mr. Yuk: The History of Poison's Most Iconic Symbol

Mr. Yuk is Mean; Mr. Yuk is Green

Officer Ugg, Mr Yuk, Uncle Barf...Ad Nausea: Controlling Poison Control, 1950-1985

Still Scary After All These Years: Mr Yuk Nears 40

Whatever Happened to Mr Yuk

Evolution of the Poison Label - From Skull and Crossbones to Mr Yuk

Validation of a Poison Prevention Program

Intro: Poison by Alice Cooper

Outro: Don't Let Us Get Sick by Warren Zevon

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