November 28, 2015
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    Certified Poison Control Centers

    Emergency poison information

    The following information is from the American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC).

    The United States National Poison Hotline is 1-800-222-1222. When you call this number you will be automatically linked to the nearest poison center in the United States. Call this number 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to talk to a poison expert.

    First Aid Tips provided by AAPCC

    Has the person collapsed or stopped breathing?

    • Call 911 or your local emergency number right away.

    Has the person swallowed the wrong medicine or too much medicine?

    • Call 1-800-222-1222

    Has the person inhaled poison?

    • Get to fresh air right away.
    • Call 1-800-222-1222

    Is there poison on the person's skin?

    • Take off any clothing that the poison touched.
    • Rinse skin with running water for 15 to 20 minutes.
    • Call 1-800-222-1222

    Is there poison in the person's eyes?

    • Rinse eyes with running water for 15 to 20 minutes.
    • Call 1-800-222-1222

    We recommend that you print out a hard copy of this number and place it near your home/business phone(s) for easy access in a poison emergency.

    Medically reviewed by a Board-Certified Family Practice Physician


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