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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.




Request an IPC Representative

Jan 17, 2018
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Thank You For Your Inquiry



The IPC sincerely appreciates your interest in sharing poison prevention information with your family, friends and/community.  Due to budget cuts, we are unable to fulfill your request at this time.


However, we can provide you with poison prevention materials (stickers, magnets, children’s activity sheets/book, videos, handouts, posters, etc.)  and presentation tools for your event/activity.


We first ask that you complete the IPC's FREE, quick and easy online Poison Prevention Education Course. After completing the entire course, you’ll have immediate access to the online Poison Prevention Education Resource Center for all your future outreach/education events or activities. Click here for more information.


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