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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.




Spike's Poison Prevention Adventure

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An educational DVD/video for children that can save lives! This 11 minute DVD/video provides invaluable poison prevention information in a fun and interactive format, including Spike’s "Stay-Away" song and lyrics for kids to learn and enjoy. 


Available for instant download:

  • See Spike the Puppet in Color and in Black and White (great for coloring!)

  • Get the Spike's Poison Prevention Adventure Teacher's Guide

  • Download Spike's Poison Prevention Adventure Brochure for Parents (available in color and b&w)


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Watch the full video on our YouTube Channel.

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