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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


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Ultra-Toxic Poisons: Ultra-Toxic Poisons May...

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There are a lot of poisons that can cause significant harm to adults, kids, and pets. But did you ever wonder what kind of things make an expert answering phones in the IPC have a dry mouth, rapid heart rate, and raise the hair on the back of their neck?


Here are some examples of mega-toxic poisons the IPC has received calls on that are a clinical toxicologist’s worst nightmare:



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