Every year, America’s 55 poison centers receive millions calls, the majority of which are about people coming into contact with dangerous or potentially dangerous substances. The rest were calls for information. These prevention tips can help you or your loved ones avoid poisonings. For more tips and information, call your local poison center at 1-800-222-1222.
Home Safety Tips
First Aid Tips
Ingestion or swallowed: Call Poison Help at
MORE PREVENTION TIPS
COVID-19 DISINFECTANT SAFETY
Disinfectant use has increased due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about disinfectant safety by clicking on the link below.
IN THE HOME
DAYCARE AND SCHOOL SAFETY
Cleaning products play an important role in protecting public health, but they also contain chemicals that may cause serious health problems if used in the wrong way.
SEASONAL POISONING HAZARDS
Learn about specific hazards of each season and the steps you can take to prevent them.
SAFE MEDICINE DISPOSAL
Medicines help us treat many diseases and health problems, but when they expire or are no longer needed it’s important to get rid of them in the correct way.
OVER-THE-COUNTER MEDICINE SAFETY
OTC Medicine Safety is a 100% free, evidence-based set of resources designed to empower adults to facilitate critical medicine safety discussions with pre-adolescents and adolescents.
OLDER ADULTS & MEDICINE SAFETY
The older we get, the more health concerns we have, the more doctors we see, and the more medicines we take.
FOOD AND MUSHROOM TIPS
The CDC estimates that each year, 48 million people get sick from a food-borne illness. Prevent these illnesses by practicing food safety.
There are numerous creatures across the country that cause a painful bite or sting! Read about how to prevent or treat several of them.
TOBACCO & LIQUID NICOTINE
Each year, America’s Poison Centers answer thousands of calls about exposures to tobacco products like cigarettes, e-cigarettes, and chewing tobacco.