Illinois Poison Center hotline 1-800-222-1222

In an Emergency

1. Call the Poison Center Helpline (1-800-222-1222) if you or another person have been exposed to something that might cause an unwanted and/or unexpected reaction.


2. Remain calm - the majority of poison emergencies can be resolved quickly; over the phone


3. Call 9-1-1 if the person is unconscious or has difficulty breathing.




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Interested in learning more about:

  • Facts about U.S. Poison Centers
  • Potential poisons
  • Who’s at risk of poisoning
  • How to prevent poisonings
  • What to do in case of a poisoning
  • FREE presentation tools and educational materialsto share with your family, friends and community
  • How and where other educators are sharing poison prevention with their communities
  • How to  volunteer to help others with poison prevention and/or request assistance with your poison prevention event

 Check out the IPC’s 

online Poison Prevention Education Resource Center!

Complete the quick, easy and FREE online Poison Prevention Education Course at your convenience

and you’ll have access to a variety of mostly free resources (magnets, stickers, children's activity sheets, handouts, posters, etc.) 

 for all your future poison prevention events/activities!


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