Information on this website is not to be used in an emergency situation. Please call 1-800-222-1222 for poisoning emergencies.

Parents

It’s important to keep your house poison-safe by storing potentially hazardous items properly and teaching children to always ask before they touch or taste things.

Home safety checklist

Keep your house poison-safe by following the easy steps on our home safety checklist.

Seasonal poison safety tips

Poison safety newsletter - What's Your Poison?

This newsletter may be useful for parents, daycare providers, health educators and safety officers as well as health care providers.

Online games and activities

Hidden Home Hazards - The activity from Scholastic, sponsored by the American Association of Poison Control Centers, helps find hidden poison dangers in the home.

Tox Town – This activity from the National Library of Medicine is an introduction to toxic chemicals and environmental health risks you might encounter in everyday life, in everyday places.

Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment

The poison specialists who answer the phone at the poison control center are able to help identify unknown pills for parents and caregivers of minors. A list of resources for drug abuse prevention and treatment is available here.

Questions about Spice? There has been a lot of talk about the new synthetic drugs, click here to read all the details you need to need from the American Association of Poison Control Center.