When life happens, poison centers are ready 24/7/365 with fast, free treatment advice by calling Poison Help (1-800-222-1222) or visiting poisonhelp.org. Whether it’s a question or an emergency, Poison Help can provide life-saving information when people need it most, and calling a poison center is faster and more accurate than an internet search. On average, 90% of poisonings happen in American homes each year, and more than 70% of people who call Poison Help get the help they need right where they are -saving the cost of a trip to a doctor or hospital.
This year National Poison Prevention Week (NPPW) is March 20-26, 2022. NPPW is a week dedicated to raising awareness about poison control centers and the Poison Help Hotline (1-800-222-1222).
Half of calls to poison centers are about kids, but calls about poisonings in teens and adults tend to be more serious. That’s why we’re here for people of ALL ages. #NPPW22
La mitad de las llamadas a los centros de envenenamiento son sobre niños, pero las llamadas sobre intoxicaciones en adolescentes y adultos tienden a ser más graves. Por eso estamos aquí para personas de TODAS las edades. # NPPW22