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Fall Poison Prevention

Carbon Monoxide

Fall is the time when many Illinois residents turn on their furnaces. This could be why Illinois Poison Center experts see a rise in carbon monoxide poisonings from September through November. Read more in our carbon monoxide page.

Thanksgiving Safety

See our page on food poisoning for safety tips.

Poison Center HelplineCalls are free and confidential.

  1. In Case of Emergency

    Call 911 if someone is unconscious or is having difficulty breathing.

  2. Remain Calm

    Most poison emergencies can be resolved quickly over the phone.

  3. Call the Helpline

    Call 1-800-222-1222 if you are concerned that you or someone else has been exposed to a potentially harmful substance.