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Poison Control

The NYC Poison Control Center is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for treatment advice about exposures to poisons or questions about medicine safety. Pharmacists and nurses certified in poison information are there to give advice. All calls are free and confidential. Translator services are provided in more than 150 languages. Call any time at 1-800-222-1222 or 212-POISONS (212-764-7667).

In the News

    poison prevention poster
    Keep packets of concentrated laundry detergent away from kids!!
    Because these small packets (pictured at right) are colorful and squishy, they are attractive to children. Some young children have put these small packets in their mouths, thinking they are candy, and have become very ill.

    Learn more about the risks of these small detergent packets
    — and keep them safely locked away. [Español][中文]

    Bath Salts!
    Synthetic cathinones, or “bath salts” are powerful drugs that can cause hallucinations
    and violent behavior.

    Learn more about the health risks of bath salts

    Synthetic Marijuana
    Use of synthetic cannabinoids can cause dangerous health effects like psychotic episodes
    and seizures.

    Learn more about the health risks of synthetic marijuana

Last Updated June 26, 2013