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Emergency poison information
The following information is from the American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC).
The United States National Poison Hotline is 1-800-222-1222. When you call this number you will be automatically linked to the nearest poison center in the United States. Call this number 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to talk to a poison expert.
First Aid Tips provided by AAPCC
Is there poison on the person's skin?
- Take off any clothing that the poison touched.
- Rinse skin with running water for 15 to 20 minutes.
- Call 1-800-222-1222
Is there poison in the person's eyes?
- Rinse eyes with running water for 15 to 20 minutes.
- Call 1-800-222-1222
We recommend that you print out a hard copy of this number and place it near your home/business phone(s) for easy access in a poison emergency.
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