you find your 2-year-old with an open bottle of medicine
• If your spouse mixes household cleaners
and can't stop coughing
• If your teenager overdoses
• If that liquid in the glass wasn't
• If you think someone has been
1-800-222-1222 right away!
Here's how we help
We save lives
and reduce illness from poisonings.
Quick action could save a life. About half of
poisoning emergencies involve small children, but we also provide
immediate life-saving information for suicide attempts, medication
errors, chemical spills, occupational exposures, product misuse, drug
interactions and pet poisonings.
We reduce your health care
About 67% of Poison Center callers are treated at
home...safely. That saves the region's residents over $18
million/year in unnecessary health care costs.
We prevent poisonings.
Reported poisonings are monitored for new or unusually
dangerous hazards. When we identify a problem, we urge
manufacturers and government regulators to change the formulation,
improve the closure or even ban the product.