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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.



This section provides helpful resources for the public, researchers, educators, health care providers, and prevention programs. 

For help in a poisoning emergency, call the Poison Help line, 1-800-222-1222, which connects you to your local poison center.

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What Do I Do If…?

Have you ever wondered how to get rid of old medicine? Or what to do if you’re bitten by a spider? Our Frequently Asked Questions section has answers to these questions and more.

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Back to School

As you stock up on supplies for back to school, don’t overlook the safety hazards many of these products pose to kids. Check out our simple tips for keeping kids safe as they tackle new homework assignments and art projects.

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Put Poison Help Info Where You Need It Most

Free Poison Help materials can be printed and downloaded right from our site.

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Question of the Month: What Should I Do if I Think Someone Has Been Poisoned?

Call the Poison Help line, which connects you to your   poison center. A poison expert will tell you exactly what to do. Learn more.