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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.




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Feb 18, 2018
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Seasonal Tips and Resources:


Here's some information to help you keep you and your family safe during the winter season:


Home Safety Tips

  • Post the Illinois Poison Center number (1-800-222-1222) on/or near your telephone(s). Better yet, program the number into your home and cell phones
  • Always read the directions before using household cleaners and hazardous chemicals. Be sure to always wear proper safety gear
  • Store chemicals and cleaning products in a separate area, away from food and beverages
  • Know the names of the plants located in and around the home
  • Install carbon monoxide detectors in the home
  • Check your house for peeling paint, paint dust and chips
  • Properly dispose of old and unused medications. Find drop-off locations  in your area
  • As always, don’t hesitate to contact the Poison Center if you have a question and/or need treatment recommendations.  No issue too big or small…just call 1-800-222-1222!



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