Who We Are
America’s Poison Centers represents 55 poison centers across the country, and through our national Poison Help line (800-222-1222) and website, PoisonHelp.org, we provide all Americans expert advice available 24/7/365, at no cost. We also maintain the National Poison Data System© (NPDS), our nation’s only near real-time poisoning data surveillance system, integrating the latest information from across Poison Centers.
Our mission includes:
America's Poison Centers and the 55 national poison centers track poisoning sources such as household products, food and beverages, drugs and medicine, and more. The association is also tracking common COVID-19 exposures and provide awareness for prevention.
America's Poison Centers National Poison Data System (NPDS) is the only near real-time poisoning surveillance database in the U.S. with data uploaded every 4.87 minutes. It has over 77 million records and provides adverse event monitoring and situational awareness.
U.S. poison centers receive millions of calls each year, the majority of which are about people coming into contact with dangerous and potentially dangerous substances. Our prevention tips can help you and your loved ones avoid poisonings.
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