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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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Program the IPC helpline number (1-800-222-1222) into your phone…Now! 




Take the IPC’s quick, free online Poison Prevention Education Course to learn more about poison prevention.  Afterwards, access a variety of free education and presentation materials to share with your family, friends and/or community: stickers, magnets, children’s activity sheets, posters, brochures.  Learn more.  




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Request Complimentary Safety Packet

The packet contains sticker, magnet, how to prevent poisonings and first aid for poisonings brochure. Request a packet for yourself and/or send one to someone else…send now. 




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