Poison Topics

The Oregon Poison Center is at the forefront of poisoning exposures. Poisonings continue to be one of the leading causes of injury and death in the United States.

Bites & Stings: Some animal bites and insect stings are poisonous. The poison center can help if you've been bitten or stung.

Drugs of Abuse: Information about common and emerging drugs of abuse.

E-Cigarettes & Vaping: Learn about poisoning and health risks related to E-Cigarettes and vaping.

Environmental Poisons: Air, water and soil sometimes become contaminated with toxins and can make us sick. Learn about what to look out for and how to stay safe. 

Household Poisons: Learn about poisoning risks associated with common household products and safety tips for keeping your family safe.

Medication Safety: Resources for safe storage, dosing and disposal of over-the-counter and prescription medications.

Pets & Animal safety: Our pets are quick and curious. They can quickly gain access to unsuspecting poisons that we use around the house everyday. If you think your pet has been in contact with a poison, please call an animal poison help hotline: ASPCA's Poison Hotline: 1-888-426-4435 | Pet Poison Helpline: 1-855-764-7661.

Plants & Mushrooms: Plants beautify our homes. They add color and accent to our lawns and gardens. They feed us. Yet, some plants and wild mushrooms are poisonous to humans and pets.

Seasonal Hazards: Each season brings a different poisoning hazard, make sure you are aware of the risks.

The Oregon Poison Center can be reached at 1-800-222-1222.