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Poison control center - emergency number

 

For a POISON EMERGENCY call:

1-800-222-1222

ANYWHERE IN THE UNITED STATES

This national hotline number will let you talk to experts in poisoning. This is a free and confidential service. All local poison control centers in the United States use this national number. You should call if you have any questions about poisoning or poison prevention. You can call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

For more information, contact the American Association of Poison Control Centers -- www.aapcc.org.

 

References

American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Injury, Violence, and Poison Prevention. Poison treatment in the home. Pediatrics. 2003;112(5):1182-5. PMID: 14595067 www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14595067.

Bryant S. Management of toxic exposure in children. Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2003;21(1):101-19. PMID: 12630734 www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12630734.

Shannon MW. Emergency management of poisoning. In: Shannon MW, Borron SW, Burns MJ, eds. Haddad and Winchester's Clinical Management of Poisoning and Drug Overdose. 4th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2007:chap 2.

 
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    For a poison emergency call 1-800-222-1222 anywhere in the United States. This national hotline number will let you talk to experts in poisoning. This is a free and confidential service. All local poison control centers in the U.S. use this national number. You should call if you have any questions about poisoning or poison prevention. It does NOT need to be an emergency. You can call for any reason, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

    Poison control center - Emergency number

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    • Poison control center - Emergency number

      Poison control center - Emergency number - illustration

      For a poison emergency call 1-800-222-1222 anywhere in the United States. This national hotline number will let you talk to experts in poisoning. This is a free and confidential service. All local poison control centers in the U.S. use this national number. You should call if you have any questions about poisoning or poison prevention. It does NOT need to be an emergency. You can call for any reason, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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      Review Date: 1/25/2015

      Reviewed By: Jacob L. Heller, MD, MHA, Emergency Medicine, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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