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Poison Proofing Your Home (cont.)

What Is the Poison Control Center?

  • Poison control centers are staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

  • Staff members can provide information about poison prevention and telephone stickers with the telephone number for the national poison control center. The National Poison Control Center phone number in the U.S. is 1-800-222-1222. They will connect you with the poison control center closest to your location.

  • Pharmacists and nurses can provide information and, if necessary, refer a person to a hospital.

  • Toxicologists (specialists in poison information) can provide information about a variety of poisonings, bites, stings, and drug interactions.

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