National Poison Prevention Week is March 16 – 22, which provides a perfect opportunity to remind people what to do in a poison emergency.

If you think someone has been poisoned from a medicine or household chemical, call 1-800-222-1222 for your Poison Control Center. This national toll-free number works from anyplace in the United States,24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week. Keep the number on your phone. It will connect you to one of the 61 poison control centers across the country that maintain information on recommended treatment for the ingestion of household products and medicines. They are familiar with the toxicity (how poisonous it is) of most substances found in the home or know how to find this information.

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