If the victim has collapsed or is not breathing call 911.
If you think someone has been poisoned call the National Poison Center at
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.