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American ASSOCIATION
of poison control centers

Who We Are

The American Association of Poison Control Centers represents the nation's 55 poison centers who provide the country with expert, 24/7, free services through the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222 and PoisonHelp.org.


Our mission includes:


  • Accreditation
  • Professional Certification
  • National Poisoning Data System Management
  • Continuing Education
  • Prevention Campaigns


        

COVID-19 BULLETINS

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, AAPCC is working with poison control centers to track common exposures and provide awareness for prevention. Two common exposures include hand sanitizers and cleaning products. Click one of the buttons below to download the latest COVID-19 Bulletin.

NPDS ANNUAL REPORT


The 37th  National Poison Data System (NPDS) Annual Report is a retrospective analysis of the prior year's poison exposures and

emerging public health hazards.


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POISONHELP.ORG


Our easy-to-use self-triage tool provides immediate poison help to the public as an alternative to the Poison Help Hotline

(1-800-222-1222).


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News & trendsNEWS & ALERTS 


AAPCC and the 55 national poison control centers track poisoning sources such as household products, food and beverages, drugs and medicine, and more.  AAPCC is also tracking common COVID-19 exposures and provide awareness for prevention. 


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AAPCC National Poison Data System NATIONAL POISON DATA


AAPCC's National Poison Data System (NPDS) is the only near real-time poisoning surveillance database in the U.S. with data uploaded every 8 minutes. It has over 74 million records and provides adverse event monitoring and situational awareness.


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PREVENTION


U.S. poison centers receive millions of calls each year, the majority of which are about people coming into contact with dangerous and potentially dangerous substances. Our prevention tips can help you and your loved ones avoid poisonings.


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WHAT'S NEW ACROSS POISON CENTERS


TEXT POISON TO 797979

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Text Poison to 79-79-79

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