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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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This Web site is designed to be informational and educational and is not meant to replace the expert advice of a qualified poison specialist or physician. In the event of a poisoning emergency, contact a poison center immediately by calling 1-800-222-1222 (Calling this toll-free number will automatically connect you with a local poison center from anywhere in the United States.)


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Last revised: November 2010

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