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POIson emergency? Call 1-800-222-1222 or visit PoisonHelp.org

Who We Are

America’s Poison Centers represents the 55 accredited poison control centers in the U.S.  Through the national Poison Help line (1-800-222-1222) and PoisonHelp.org website, our member centers provide all Americans expert advice, 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.

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Our mission includes:

  • National Accreditation
  • Professional Certification
  • Continuing Education
  • Actionable, Real-Time Data Surveillance
  • Public Awareness & Education

        

The best prevention of a poison emergency is to have POISON HELP's contact information on hand in case of an accidental exposure.

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NPDS ANNUAL REPORT


The 40th National Poison Data System (NPDS) Annual Report is a retrospective analysis of the prior year's poison exposures and

emerging public health hazards.


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POISONHELP.ORG


Our easy-to-use self-triage tool provides immediate poison help to the public as an alternative to the Poison Help Hotline

(1-800-222-1222).


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NEWS & ALERTS 

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. 


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NATIONAL POISON DATA


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.


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PREVENTION


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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