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ONLINE HELP FOR POISONINGS NOW AVAILABLE

You’ve always been able to rely on the expert knowledge and experience of poison control center professionals over the phone.  Now you can receive that same expertise online.

WebPOISONCONTROL® is a new tool that was created to provide online guidance to help you through a poisoning.  It’s for anyone ages six months to 79 years old.  You can use the tool on behalf of yourself or someone else.       

Getting help online from webPOISONCONTROL® is just like getting help from a poison control center—that’s because you ARE getting help from a poison control center!  The online tool was created by people at poison control centers, so the logic that informs the online tool is the same logic used by experts at poison control centers. 

Just like a call to your poison control center, the webPOISONCONTROL® tool is free and can be used anytime.  Sometimes the online tool may direct you to call your poison control center at 1-800-222-1222 depending on the substance taken and how much was taken. 

Even though there are multiple ways to become exposed to a poison, right now the online tool only helps in situations where a substance has been swallowed.

Whether you pick up the phone to speak to a poison control specialist or use webPOISONCONTROL® to get help with a poisoning, you’ll be receiving expert advice from people who know how to respond to poisonings.     

Click the "Get Help" button to begin using webPOISONCONTROL®.      

 

 



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