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Health & Safety

From first aid to medication safety, get the information you need to protect yourself and your family from common poisoning hazards.

Health & Safety

Medications and First Aid

Medication can be harmful if taken improperly or by the wrong person. Get tips on medication safety for over-the-counter and prescription drugs.

Caregivers Guide

Keep the young children in your life safe from potentially harmful substances. The Illinois Poison Center offers our Caregivers Guide to prevent childhood poisoning.

Seasonal Safety

The seasons in Illinois offer distinct opportunities for enjoying the outdoors and staying in. Each season also brings specific safety concerns.


Seasonal Topic

Winter Safety

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Our blog tackles urgent poisoning concerns and seasonal topics to keep you in the know.


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