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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.




National Volunteer Recognition Week

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IPC Volunteer Appreciation




National Volunteer Recognition Week



National Volunteer Week is about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities. It’s about demonstrating to the nation that by working together, we have the fortitude to meet our challenges and accomplish our goals:  creating safer home, play and work environments.


The IPC is proud to honor and celebrate the Illinois residents who ordered and shared poison prevention education materials with their family, friends, colleagues and/or community from April 1, 2014 - March 31, 2015:


485 Illinoisans educated/reached

more than 100,000 IL residents in 75 counties

via  700+ events/activities

donating more than 3,500 hours of their time to do so!



Click here for a list of honorees (April 1, 2014 - March 31, 2015).

Click here to see a list of random prize drawing winners. 


Honorees:  To print/download your Certificate of Service, log on to the Poison Prevention Education Resource Center (on the home page, select "Click here to print/download your Certificate of Service").


Click here if you'd like to learn how to join this group and access a variety of FREE educational materials and presentation tools. 



Questions, suggestions and/or comments:  contact us at or 312-906-6136

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