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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.

Poison Info

Poison Info

Poisons are all around us and can affect anyone, anywhere at any time of life. Protect yourself and others from being poisoned by learning what a poison is, who is at risk, and how to prevent a poisoning from happening.

Visit the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section to learn the answers to the most common questions about poisons. See What Can You Do? for more information, including tips on how to talk about poisonspoison proof your home, and raise awareness about the Poison Help line, 1-800-222-1222, which connects you to your local poison center.