Call the Oregon Poison Center
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.
- 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
E-cigarettes and Vaping
Vaping illness investigation (EVALI)
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 help is a phone call away
Help support the work we do to prevent and treat toxic exposures. If you've ever used the services of the Oregon Poison Center, consider a gift to our foundation and pay it forward. Your tax-deductible donation can help others in need. Thank you for your support!
Community Health Education
Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity or know someone who is? Oregon Poison Center is looking for a community health education volunteer to support our Public Education Department! The Community Health Education Volunteer will participate in community events, communicate poison safety messages and engage with the community. This is a great opportunity for a public health, health sciences or communications student looking to gain skills and experience. The position is based in Portland (Marquam Hill), with local travel to nearby community events. Time commitment is 4-6 hours per week, schedule is flexible. View opportunity.