The Poison Post ®
Brought to you by Poison Control Centers
September 2017 Edition
Save the number, save a life!
Go to or text poison to 484848 to download Poison Control's contact info directly to your smartphone. Be prepared! Download and save the phone number and the link to online help for a suspected poisoning. Do it now!
What's up with webPOISONCONTROL?
Heard of webPOISONCONTROL but not sure what it's all about? Take a look at our new infographic to find out why it's become a popular way to get help for poison exposures. Learn more...
Hair products: scalp, skin, & eye irritation
Hair styling products are widely used. In general, they have a low risk of toxicity when used according to the instructions. Scalp, skin, or eye irritation are the most likely adverse effects. Learn more...
5-HTP safety concerns
5-HTP, which comes from tryptophan found in our diet, has been used to treat depression, anxiety, insomnia, and other conditions. However, there are important safety concerns. Learn more...
My child just took a swig of motor oil
Motor oil can be very harmful if swallowed and aspirated into the lungs. Patients with respiratory symptoms after ingesting motor oil should go to an ER. Learn more...
Oops! I took the dog's heartworm medicine
Ivermectin is a beneficial and safe antiparasitic drug used for a variety of parasitic diseases in humans and animals, such as head lice and heartworm. Learn more...
Two ways to get help for a poison emergency:

Both are free and confidential. Both provide expert guidance based on age, weight, and amount.