Poison Control

Act Fast
If you think someone has been poisoned call the National Poison Center at
(800) 222-1222

If the victim has collapsed or is not breathing call 911.
If a poisoning occurs, remember to stay calm and have the following information ready for the caller at the Poison Center:

  • Child or Victim’s Condition, Age and Weight
  • Product Containers or Bottles
  • Time Poisoning Occurred
  • Your Name and Telephone Number

Important checklist for a poison-proof home:

  • Keep all household poisons and medicines in their original, labeled, child-resistant containers.
  • Lock poisons and medicines out of the reach and sight of children
  • Be as careful with non-prescription medicines as you are with prescription medications. Do not refer to medicines as candy as you take them in from of children.
  • Keep purses and diaper bags out of children’s reach. Also be award of visitors’ purses and suitcases.
  • Never leave children alone with household products of medicines.
  • Return household and chemical products to safe storage immediately after use.
  • Know which plants in and around your home can be poisonous and keep them away from children and etc.
  • Take time to teach children about poisonous substances.
  • Keep the number of your poison center on or near your telephone

Source: American Association of Poison Control Centers, Inc.