ACT FAST - if
you think someone has been poisoned!
If 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
Two ways to get help
in a poison emergency:
Both are free and confidential.
Both give you expert guidance
based on age, weight, and amount.
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.
Get more information on
FREE stickers and magnets with the Poison Center
emergency phone number.
Remember, call the Poison Center if you suspect a poisoning: