Poison control center - emergency numberDefinition:
For a POISON EMERGENCY call:
ANYWHERE IN THE UNITED STATES
This national hotline number will let you talk to experts in poisoning. This is a free and confidential service. All local poison control centers in the United States use this national number. You should call if you have any questions about poisoning or poison prevention. You can call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
For more information, contact the American Association of Poison Control Centers --www.aapcc.org .
Before Calling Emergency:
Poison Control, or a local emergency number:
What to expect at the emergency room:
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|Review Date: 2/1/2013|
Reviewed By: Eric Perez, MD, St. Luke's / Roosevelt Hospital Center, NY, NY, and Pegasus Emergency Group (Meadowlands and Hunterdon Medical Centers), NJ. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, David R. Eltz, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.
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