If the child swallowed more than one mouthful, is having symptoms, or if you are not positive of the exact substance or amount swallowed, call the Poison Center Hotline immediately at 800-222-1222. The call is free and confidential.
Chalk is usually nontoxic. If your child ate chalk, give them a few sips of water and watch for symptoms. If your child begins vomiting, call IPC at 1-800-222-1222.
There are usually no symptoms from eating chalk in small amounts.
If your child is not having any symptoms, give them a few sips of water. If your child begins vomiting, call IPC at 1-800-222-1222.
Chalk is used for drawing and coloring. It is readily washable. Chalk contains calcium salts.
NOTE: Chalk can be a choking hazard. If your child is choking on chalk, call 911 immediately
Chalk is considered non-toxic if ingested in small amounts.
Don't hesitate to call the Poison Helpline.