Poison Number

  • If you think someone has been poisoned, the number for the Poison Control Center is 1-800-222-1222.  Help is only a phone call away!! The poison experts from the NJ Poison Center would like everyone to program this number into their cell phone.
    Some poison prevention tips include:
    Store Poisons Safely
    • Store medications and household products locked up, where children cannot see or reach them.
    • Store poisons in their original containers.
    • Use child-resistant packaging.  But remember--nothing is child-proof!!
    Use Poisons Safely
    • Read the label.  Follow directions on medicines and products.
    • Lock products and medicines up after using them.
    • Is it medicine? Call it medicine, NOT candy.
    • Children learn by imitation.  Take your medicine where children can't watch.
    Teach Children to Ask First
    • Poisons can look like food or drink.  Teach children to ask an adult before eating or drinking anything.