Oregon Poison Center data is obtained through a broad query of raw data from the Oregon Poison Center Data System and is not intended for scientific or research purposes. The use of our data for clinical or epidemiological decision making requires an understanding of the underlying premise by which we are able to collect data. Parties interested in our data should discuss the results with our leadership prior to using it.
Looking for national data? Read the American Association of Poison Control Centers' data disclosure statement:
The American Association of Poison Control Centers maintains the national database of information logged by US poison centers. Data are from self-reported calls; they reflect only information provided when the public or healthcare professionals report an actual or potential exposure to a substance (e.g., an ingestion, inhalation, or topical exposure, etc.), or request information/educational materials. Exposures do not necessarily represent a poisoning or overdose. The Association is not able to completely verify the accuracy of every report made to member centers. Additional exposures may go unreported to poison centers and data referenced from the association should not be construed to represent the complete incidence of national exposures to any substance.
Visit the American Association of Poison Control Centers for more information on how to obtain national data.