Poison Prevention

Poison Control Center 1-800-222-1222

 

Poison Emergencies

If you have a poison emergency:

  1. Remain calm
  2. If the victim has collapsed or is not breathing call 911
  3. If the victim is alert call 1-800-222-1222
    Have the following information ready if possible:
    • the person’s age and estimated weight
    • the container or bottle of the poisonous product
    • time that the poison exposure occurred
    • your name and phone number
  4. Follow the instructions from the emergency operator or the poison control center

Poisoning First Aid (Northern New England Poison Center)

Safety Tips for You and Your Family

Make your home safer

Use products safely

Northern New England Poison Center

Northern New England Poison Center 1-800-222-1222

The Northern New England Poison Center is the regional certified poison center serving Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. The Center provides immediate treatment advice for poison emergencies, as well as information about poisons and poison prevention. Trained nurses and pharmacists staff the Poison Center’s 24-hour help line.

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The Northeast Injury Prevention Network

The Northeast Injury Prevention Network (NEIPN) is made up of representatives from the New England, New York, and New Jersey state health departments.

NEIPN and the Children's Safety Network (CSN) conducts regional activities to prevent intentional and unintentional injuries. These activities include multidisciplinary training initiatives in the areas of traffic safety, teen worker safety, program evaluation and suicide prevention.

Northeast Poison Data Book PDF document

In this current report, NEIPN has standardized poisoning data across the eight states to increase the public health awareness of these events as a regional public health problem.

The poison data represented are of poisoning related injuries or events including drug overdoses from illegal drugs, accidental drug overdose of prescription medications, accidental ingestion of non-medicinal household and industrial products, and ingestion of prescribed or illegal, and non-medicinal substances in an attempt to self-injure.

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