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Experiencing a poisoning? Call the Poison Help Line at 1-800-222-1222

Not in a rush? Visit PoisonHelp.org, our interactive online tool.

Alerts and latests hazards

Skin cream from Mexico tained with methylmercury

A recent case of methylmercury poisoning due to tainted skin cream from Mexico has health officials reminding the public about safe purchasing practices. Learn how to Choose a Safer Skin Cream  by opening or downloading this resource from California Department of Public Health.

Safety Tips:

  • Do not buy unlabeled products or those with hand-made labels.
  • Purchase products from well-known stores, do not buy products from informal sources (individuals, social media sites, etc.).
  • Make sure products have an intact protective seal or foil under the lid.

Elevated lead in traditional cosmetics, imported turmeric

Surma can poison children
Health officials have discovered high levels of lead in traditional cosmetics and imported turmeric. Learn about the risks and discuss lead testing with your doctor. Consider safer alternatives made in the US and Europe.

Vaping illness investigation (EVALI)

OHA Graphic, symptoms of e-cigarette and vaping associated lung injury
Seek immediate medical attention if you feel sick after vaping. Call the poison center if you have questions about how vaping affects your health.

When to call us

Easy. Call us when a poisoning happens. Whether it's a poisonous bite or an overdose on your medication, we answer the call. 

Poison Control podcast by Radiolab

Listen to a first-hand account of a mom's experience with her local poison center and learn more about what poison centers do to support callers during a poison emergency.

Poison Prevention Week is March 15-21

Almost anything can be poisonous if it used in the wrong way, in the wrong amount, or by the wrong person
National Poison Prevention Week is coming soon! Stay tuned for more information about our public information campaign and follow us on social media @ORPoisonCenter.

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