Each year, two million poisoning exposures are reported to Poison Centers across the country. More than one million of these involve children under the age of six years old. The vast majority of these occur in the home.
The Washington Poison Center is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to assist with poison emergencies and questions. Their toll-free phone number is 1-800-222-1222. Of course, if you suspect an immediate life threatening emergency, be sure to call 911.
Visit their website to learn more about common poison risks, what to do if you suspect poisoning of your child, pet or other family member. If you have young children, you may order Mr. Yuk stickers for your home.