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Poison Emergencies and Information

Published on: 2/13/2013 4:19 PM

​The California Poison Control System (CPCS) is a statewide network of trained experts who provide the public and health professionals with toll-free hotline information and advice about treating poisonings 24 hours a day, everyday - Call toll-free hotline at 1-800-222-1222.

Calling the Poison Control Center first will prevent unnecessary trips to the Emergency Room. Center experts are able to quickly assess the severity of an exposure and can manage the majority of them at home. Statistics show that only 20% of poisonings are actually severe enough to require hospital referral.
For more information about poisons, first aide, hazardous plants insects and more, click on the link below.