Poisoning can occur in many forms: ingesting, inhaling, animal bites/stings or transdermally (through the skin). Click on the type of poisoning below for more information.
If you suspect your child has come into contact with poison, call the Poison Control Center immediately at 1-800-222-1222; do not wait for them to look or feel sick. Eight out of ten poisonings can be treated at home with the help of the Poison Control Center.
The Poison Control Center is a poisoning emergency information service staffed by nurses, pharmacists and doctors. They will answer your questions about what to do in the event of a poisoning, and can offer suggestions for the proper use and storage of pharmaceuticals and chemicals in the home.
All calls are free and completely confidential.