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

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Almost anything can be poisonous if it's used in the wrong way , in the wrong amount, or by the wrong person. If you suspect a poisoning, don't take a chance. Call 1-800-222-1222.

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

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Alerts & Latest Hazards

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Oregon Poison Center Warns Against Dangerous COVID-19 Remedies

There are no supplements, medications or remedies that are known to be effective in treating or preventing COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.  Unfortunately, many of the remedies that are being circulated among social media users may be very harmful. Several Americans have developed severe toxicity from chloroquine obtained through non-medical sources.

While hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine are being studied in the United States and worldwide, they must be administered under a physician’s supervision to avoid toxicity and even death. Other remedies, including ingesting bleach, ingesting hydrogen peroxide, or using supplements in excess, including colloidal silver or vitamin D, may be dangerous and have long-term health effects.

Watch Dr. Hendrickson's interview with KGW 8 and learn more about hydroxychloroquine, chloroquine and why self-medicating with remedies from non-medical sources is dangerous. 

Read Oregon Poison Center's full statement.

Download or view, What You Should Know About Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine - an FAQ rom Maryland Poison Center 

Social distancing do's and don'ts to slow the spread of coronavirus
We're asking all Oregonians to STAY HOME to SAVE LIVES. Social distancing can slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and protect individuals and communities from becoming sick. If you have questions about coronavirus call 211 in Oregon and Alaska and (671) 480-7859 in Guam.
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Let's do our best to make sure people have care when they need it. Staying home will not only slow the spread of COVID-19, it will reduce the burden on our hospitals and healthcare providers when people need it most.
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Medicine Safety

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