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Poison Information for the Home

In 2012, America's 57 poison centers received more than 3 million calls. Included were calls about poison exposures ranging from carbon monoxide to snake bites to food poisoning. Although children under 6 years old accounted for about half of all poison center calls nationally in 2012, adults accounted for 94 percent of all poison-related deaths reported to poison centers.

America's 57 accredited poison centers take about 10,830 calls per day

For more questions and information, call your local poison center at 1-800-222-1222.