In the case of accidental poisoning, if time permits, contact the Poison Help Center at 1-800-222-1222. Poison Help Centers operate around-the-clock and can provide you with FREE & confidential advice and treatment options so you can start before reaching the ER.[ois

You can dial this toll free number from anywhere in the US, including American Samoa, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands and Micronesia it will be routed based on your area code and exchange or your location to the one of the 55 U.S. poison centers that is designated to serve your region.

Remember dial 911 if a person cannot be awakened, has trouble breathing, collapses, or has a seizure.

You also can go online at to

“There’s also a free app that allows you to scan the product barcode, which you can download at the Apple Store and at Google play. webPOISONCONTROL® was developed by poison control experts, and like calling, it’s free and confidential. At present, the app is powered by more than 1000 ingredient algorithms linked to household and pharmaceutical products and barcodes. More algorithms and products are being added every day.” *


*Personal communication with Toby Litovitz, MD?Executive & Medical Director?National Capital Poison Center