Emergencies Information and Hotline
Here's a new
nationwide toll-free hotline for poison emergencies.
When you call
800-222-1222 in California, you will reach The
California Poison Control System (CPCS). This is a
network of trained experts who will help you with advice about
treating poisonings 24 hours a day, seven day a week - and it's
free. For those outside of California, the CPCS will
gladly help you find a local poison control center in your area.
The nice people at
CPCS can answer your questions about things like household
products, chemicals at work in the environment, drugs, snake
bites, spider bites, plants and mushrooms.
Calling the Poison Control Center first will prevent unnecessary
trips to the Emergency Room. Their experts are able to quickly
assess the severity of an exposure and can manage the majority
of them at home. Statistics show that only 20% of poisonings are
actually severe enough to require hospital referral.
Call today and
California residents receive two telephone hotline stickers,
first aid for poisonings information and a materials order form.
They even assist health professionals with questions too!
Preventative Information & Hotline