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When accidents happen with chemicals, medicine, or household items, call Poison Help. Get help right away from a local poison expert.

If someone is unconscious or has trouble breathing, call 911.

NPPW: Educating and Saving Lives

Mark National Poison Prevention Week by programming the Poison Help line (1-800-222-1222) into your phone and encouraging friends and family to do the same. Learn how to get even more involved here.

The Poison Help line: Don't guess. Make the call

Life's a lot easier when you have the right connections. Watch this video to learn about the Poison Help line and how it can help you and your loved ones when you need it the most.

Featured Resource: Poison Peril lnfographic

Did you know that poisonings kill more people than car accidents? Check out the the Poison Help infographic for more important facts.

Question of the Month: How Many Calls Does the Poison Help line Receive?

The Poison Help line receives approximately three million calls every year, including 440,000 calls from healthcare facilities. Learn more.

Poison Center Spotlight

Miami Poison Center Offering Help en Español

The Florida Poison Information Center – Miami  is one of three poison centers that make up the Florida Poison Information Center Network. Working at the poison control center at the southeastern corner of the U.S. can seem a bit like working abroad.

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In an Emergency

  1. Call Poison Help (1-800-222-1222), which connects you to your local poison center, if someone may have been poisoned – even if you’re not sure.
  2. Stay calm – most poisoning emergencies can be resolved quickly.
  3. Call 9-1-1 if the person is unconscious or has trouble breathing.