Your actions to reduce poisoning harm can make a difference. The Illinois Poison Center (IPC) encourages the public, educators and healthcare professionals to take concrete actions to support our role as a life-saving resource for all Illinoisans.
Add the IPC helpline number, 1-800-222-1222, as a contact in your cell phone. That way, in case of emergency, you don’t have to search for our number. It will be right at your fingertips, saving you time and avoiding more stress.
Staying safe means being informed. Take FREE online Poison Prevention Education Course. Available in English and Spanish, the course consists of seven short lessons and corresponding quizzes. After completing the course, you can access our free education materials to share with your family, friends and community. These include stickers, magnets, children’s activity sheets, posters and brochures. Continuing Education Credit is available.
Every March is Illinois Poison Prevention Month. Join parents, grandparents, teachers, students, librarians, doctors, nurses and pharmacists by promoting poison prevention. IPC offers free Poison Prevention Month promotional items for a limited time.
IPC’s free Safety Packet includes a sticker, magnet, word search for children, poison prevention checklist and first aid recommendations. Request a packet for yourself and for your friends and loved ones. Request a packet today.
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