Prevention

In 2013, America’s 55 poison centers received over 3.1 million calls. Of those, about 2.2 million were calls about poison exposures ranging from carbon monoxide to snake bites to food poisoning. The rest were calls for information. These prevention tips can help you or your loved ones avoid poisonings. For more tips and information, call your local poison center at 1-800-222-1222.

Back To School Poison Safety

From 2010 to 2015, approximately 171,000 exposures reported to poison centers took place at a school.

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Food & Mushroom Poisoning

The CDC estimates that food poisoning affects 1 in 6 Americans every year. Read on for information about how to protect against food-borne illness.

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In the Home

Follow these steps to make sure your home is poison-proof.

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National Poison Prevention Week

The U.S. Congress established National Poison Prevention Week on September 16, 1961 (P.L. 87-319) to highlight the dangers of poisonings and how to prevent them. National Poison Prevention Week is the third week in March each year.

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Over-the-Counter Medicine Safety

Over-the-Counter Medicine Safety is a 100% free, evidence-based set of resources designed to empower adults to facilitate critical medicine safety discussions with pre-adolescents and adolescents.

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Partners

The AAPCC partners with many organizations to enhance nationwide poison prevention and treatment efforts.

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Poison Control in Action

Poison Control in Action teaches adults valuable information about poison prevention and what to do in a poison emergency.

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Safe Medicine Disposal

Learn how to safely dispose of medicine.

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Summer Poison Safety

Poison centers stay busy year-round, but they do get more calls during the warmer months, especially about bites & stings, pesticides, hazards associated with cooking & entertaining, and plants & mushrooms.

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Tobacco & Liquid Nicotine

Poison centers manage thousands of cases of acute tobacco and liquid nicotine product exposures every year. AAPCC also supports the work of its partners to prevent tobacco use by America's youth.

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Winter Poison Safety

Poison centers offer tips to keep you safe during the winter. Make programming the Poison Help number into your mobile phone your New Year's resolution! 1-800-222-1222

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Your Poison Center Brochure

Learn how your poison center can help you. Download our brochure here in one of 13 languages, or call your local poison center at 1-800-222-1222 to hear about how your local center is serving your area.

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