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Poison Center Helpline 1-800-222-1222


Education is a key component of IPC's work to prevent poisoning harm. Our educational offerings are suited for parents, healthcare professionals and the community.


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Illinois Poison Prevention Month


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Poison Prevention Education Course

Take our free 7-Step online course. Available in English and Spanish.

Poison Center HelplineCalls are free and confidential.

  1. In Case of Emergency

    Call 911 if someone is unconscious or is having difficulty breathing.

  2. Remain Calm

    Most poison emergencies can be resolved quickly over the phone.

  3. Call the Helpline

    Call 1-800-222-1222 if you are concerned that you or someone else has been exposed to a potentially harmful substance.