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Poison Prevention. Northern New England Poison Center. Poisons can make you sick or kill you. . Poison labels may have the words Caution Warning Danger. Poisons. Poisons. Drugs or medicine Wrong dose Wrong person Cleaning products or chemicals. Poisons.

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Poison Prevention

Northern New England Poison Center


Poisons can make you sick or kill you.

Poison labels may have the words

Caution

Warning

Danger

Poisons


Poisons

  • Drugs or medicine

    • Wrong dose

    • Wrong person

  • Cleaning products or chemicals


  • Poisons

    • Gases you can or cannot see (carbon monoxide)

    • Fuels or oils (lighter fluid, lamp oil)


    Poisons

    • Pest control (bug spray, rat poison)

    • Wild plants or mushrooms


    Poisons

    • Car products (windshield washer fluid, gasoline)


    Poisons

    • Old lead-based paint (chips and dust)


    How do poisons enter the body?

    • Mouth

    • Nose

    • Eyes

    • Skin


    Where are poisons?

    Everywhere


    What is a poison?What is safe?


    Poisons / Toxic


    Poisons / Toxic

    Plants

    Paint

    Wild Berries

    Cleaning Products


    Safe


    Safe

    Fruit

    Stamps

    Pizza

    Bananas


    Safe or Poison

    Medicine


    Look-a-likes

    Juice

    Cleaner


    Your Poison Center

    1-800-222-1222

    Northern New England Poison Center


    Poison Center

    People at the Poison Center know about poisons.

    • Put the Poison Center number on or near the phone.

    • Call the Poison Center first if someone is poisoned.


    Free


    Day and night (24 hours a day)

    It is always open.


    Language interpretation

    • Dial 1-800-222-1222.

    • State your language, for example “I speak French.”

    • You will be placed on hold, do not hang up.

    • Someone who speaks your language will come on the phone.


    Secret

    Don’t be afraid to call.

    Only the people who help you will know your name.


    Prevent poisonings

    • Keep the tops of medicines on tightly.

    • Do not let little kids see you take medicine. They like to act grown up.

    • Call medicine – medicine, not candy.


    Prevent poisonings

    • Keep products in their original containers.

    • Keep poisons locked and up high so children can not see or reach them.


    Wear a safety mask


    Wear goggles

    Wear gloves


    First Aid


    Eat or drink poison?

    • You took too much or the wrong medicine?

    • Your child drank a chemical?


    • Drink a little water.

    • Call the Poison Center, 1-800-222-1222.

    First Aid


    Poison in your eye?

    • You sprayed cleaning product in your eye?

    • You sprayed bug spray in your eye?


    • Rinse eye with water.

    • Call the Poison Center, 1-800-222-1222.

    First Aid

    15 minutes


    Poison on your skin?

    • You spilled cleaning product on your skin?

    • You spilled gasoline on your skin?


    • Rinse skin with water and soap.

    • Call the Poison Center, 1-800-222-1222

    First Aid

    15 minutes


    Breathed in a poison?

    • You breathed in a poisonous gas?

    • You breathed in a cleaning product?


    • Go outside and get clean air.

    • Call the Poison Center, 1-800-222-1222.

    First Aid


    Someone passed out oris not breathing


    • Call 911.

    First Aid


    Northern New England Poison Center

    • 1-800-222-1222

    • www.nnepc.org


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