NEWS & ALERTS
America's Poison Centers and the 55 national poison centers track poisoning sources such as household products, food and beverages, drugs and medicine, and more. The association is also tracking common COVID-19 exposures and provide awareness for prevention.
NATIONAL POISON DATA
America's Poison Centers National Poison Data System (NPDS) is the only near real-time poisoning surveillance database in the U.S. with data uploaded every 4.87 minutes. It has over 77 million records and provides adverse event monitoring and situational awareness.
U.S. poison centers receive millions of calls each year, the majority of which are about people coming into contact with dangerous and potentially dangerous substances. Our prevention tips can help you and your loved ones avoid poisonings.