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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

Poison Prevention

Northern New England Poison Center

poisons
Poisons can make you sick or kill you.

Poison labels may have the words

Caution

Warning

Danger

Poisons
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Poisons
  • Drugs or medicine
      • Wrong dose
      • Wrong person
  • Cleaning products or chemicals
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Poisons
  • Gases you can or cannot see (carbon monoxide)
  • Fuels or oils (lighter fluid, lamp oil)
poisons3
Poisons
  • Pest control (bug spray, rat poison)
  • Wild plants or mushrooms
poisons4
Poisons
  • Car products (windshield washer fluid, gasoline)
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Poisons
  • Old lead-based paint (chips and dust)
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Poisons / Toxic

Plants

Paint

Wild Berries

Cleaning Products

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Safe

Fruit

Stamps

Pizza

Bananas

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Look-a-likes

Juice

Cleaner

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Your Poison Center

1-800-222-1222

Northern New England Poison Center

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.
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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
Secret

Don’t be afraid to call.

Only the people who help you will know your name.

prevent poisonings
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.
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Prevent poisonings
  • Keep products in their original containers.
  • Keep poisons locked and up high so children can not see or reach them.
eat or drink poison
Eat or drink poison?
  • You took too much or the wrong medicine?
  • Your child drank a chemical?
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Drink a little water.

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

First Aid

poison in your eye
Poison in your eye?
  • You sprayed cleaning product in your eye?
  • You sprayed bug spray in your eye?
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Rinse eye with water.

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

First Aid

15 minutes

poison on your skin
Poison on your skin?
  • You spilled cleaning product on your skin?
  • You spilled gasoline on your skin?
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Rinse skin with water and soap.

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

First Aid

15 minutes

breathed in a poison
Breathed in a poison?
  • You breathed in a poisonous gas?
  • You breathed in a cleaning product?
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Go outside and get clean air.

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

First Aid

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Call 911.

First Aid

northern new england poison center
Northern New England Poison Center
  • 1-800-222-1222
  • www.nnepc.org