National Poison Prevention Week highlights the dangers of poisonings for children, as well as teens and adults.
Accidental poisonings can happen to anyone. Just under half of the calls that poison control centers field are related to children. But poisonings in teens, adults and older adults are usually more serious as they’re often related to medications.
If you suspect you or someone nearby has come into contact with a potentially dangerous, don’t take a chance. Call the Poison Help Hotline at 1-800-222-1222 to receive non-judgmental and timely advice about your next steps.
Check out the HSI Emergency Care blog for the most common poison exposures and resources for all age groups.