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Are you experiencing a poisoning? Call the Poison Help Line at 1-800-222-1222 to reach a poison specialist 24/7/365.

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The Oregon Poison Center at OHSU is the designated regional poison control center for Oregon, Alaska and Guam and is accredited by the American Association of Poison Control Centers. The poison center can be reached at 1-800-222-1222.

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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning & Winter Storms

Winter storms and resulting power outages can increase the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning as people look for alternative sources to heat their homes and prepare food. Protect your family from carbon monoxide poisoning this winter by installing detectors with battery back-up on every floor of your home, especially near sleeping areas and bedrooms. Take precautions if you use a portable generator to power appliances during weather events. Generators should be used outdoors and placed at least 25 feet away from a window, door or vent. Basements and garages are not safe locations to run a generator, even with doors and windows open. 

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A downed tree leans on a powerline on a wintery roadway. Power outages during winter storms and severe weather can increase the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning as people look for alternative ways to heat their homes and prepare food.