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  • The problem:
    • Nearly 6,000 people call U.S. poison centers for poison exposures every day.
    • BUT 4,000 to 9,000 more people per day don’t call for help with a poison exposure

  • What’s wrong with that?:
    • Many people just guess whether a possible poisoning is serious. 
    • Reliable information from a poison expert can prevent serious illness, even death, and avoid unnecessary healthcare costs.

  • Why aren’t they calling?
    • “I don’t like talking on the phone."
    • “I’m embarrassed.”
    • “I don’t want my kids to hear and get scared.”
    • “I’m afraid I’ll be judged.”
    • “I despise phone queues.”

  • The solution: webPOISONCONTROL provides fast, accurate guidance for poison exposures online
    • Simple question and answer format
    • Over 96% of users find it quick and easy to use
    • Barcode scanning for easy product identification
    • Written recommendations are provided on screen and via email so the user can review the recommendations later
    • Takes just 3 minutes, on average, to get an answer

  • So use webPOISONCONTROL for quick and easy online help next time:
    • Grandma takes the wrong pill
    • You spray cleaner in your eye
    • Your toddler eats a berry from the yard
    • You take a double-dose of your medicine
    • Your son gets into that bottle of pills
    • Your child eats lipstick
    • Your teen is bitten by a spider

Try the tool online at poison.org or download it FREE on the App Store or Google Play.
Of course, you can always CALL Poison Control at 1-800-222-1222.