Poison Safety Education

Programs that are designed to increase public awareness of the measures people can take to ensure that hazardous household products, pesticides, medication, plants and other poisonous substances are beyond the reach of children, pets and other vulnerable individuals. Topics may include a list of dangerous materials typically found in the home, suggestions for their safe storage and handling, remedies to keep on hand (e.g., syrup of ipecac which induces vomiting when people eat or drink certain poisons), and steps to take if a poisoning incident occurs.

 

Services

The Ontario Poison Centre is a telephone consultation service that provides expert poison advice 24 hours per day to the public, emergency services personnel and health-care professionals in Ontario.

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