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Poisoning: Emergency Phones and Links
What To Do, How To Help Worldwide


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    Poisoning Page Index
  • All Poisons WHO - worldwide emergency phone numbers
  • Some Alternative Centers
  • Animals - Foods, chemicals and plants posionous to animals. Phone help for poisoned animals(U.S.)
  • For Professionals - The Internatinal Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS) ILO, UNEP, WHO dataBank, management software, forum, information exchange
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  • Do not attempt to throw up. If you wish to know why, read further.
  • Instead, see World MAP Directory of poison centers and click on the dot for full info on contact for each centery to ask their advice. Some 46% of WHO Member States have a poisons centre. If you cannot enlarge in mobile, click on 'download as PDF' and use search to find country.

    If you cannot access the WHO poison Map above, see an alternative listing of phones and addresses hosted by Liquid Glass
    Poison emergency center contact numbers - worldwide
    Apparently from WHO. Update status unknown

  • SEE BELOWfor list of some centers not included in the WHO map.

  • If you still intend to try to do something yourself, How To Induce Vomiting covers all the points of what to do and not to do. By WikiHow. Article is good except for references to ipecac.

    Reasons for not using ipecac: Current guidelines American Academy of Pediatrics, and many toxicological associations.
    "Syrup of ipecac (/ˈɪpɪkæk/), commonly referred to as ipecac, is a drug that was once widely used as an expectorant (in low doses) and a rapid-acting emetic (in higher doses). It is obtained from the dried rhizome and roots of Carapichea ipecacuanha from which it derives its name.

    In particular, the rapidly-induced forceful vomiting produced by ipecac was considered for many years to be an important front-line treatment for orally ingested poisons. However, subsequent studies (including a comprehensive 2005 meta-study) revealed the stomach purging produced by ipecac to be far less effective at lowering total body poison concentrations than the absorption effect of oral activated charcoal (which is effective through the entire gastrointestinal tract and is often coupled with whole bowel irrigation). Ipecac also presents a small risk of overdose (being a mild poison itself) and a major risk of esophagitis and aspiration pneumonia if used to purge corrosive poisons. Having long been replaced (even in the emetic role) by more effective medications, the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists now advises that "Ipecac syrup is no longer recommended for routine management of outpatient ingestions of medications or other chemicals."[1]"
    Source and for references, see Wikipedia on Syrup of ipecac

    The listing below is In addition to the WHO map above. Provided as a public service. Information has not been verified.. If you cannot find a phone number for help in a poison emergency, see List of emergency telephone numbers - Wikipedia
    Poison Control Center (09) 471 977
    (Australia-wide) 131126 wch.sa.gov.au
    Canada (phone)
    Canadian Poison Control Centres

    Phones and Addresses for Provinces SafeMedicationUse.ca
    CARPIN CARibbean Poison Information Network Jamaica and the wider Caribbean.
    Telephone: 1-888-POISONS, 1-888-764-7667 (toll fee) 927-1680 ext 2300
    University of Technology, (UTech), Faculty of Health and Applied Science, 237 Old Hope Road, Kingston 6. E-mail: carpin@utech.edu.jm
    Countries initially committed to gather and disseminate poison information: Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, Suriname, Grenada, Expressing interest: St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Guyana, Bahamas
    Belize Emergency Numbers

    Drugs/Narcotics/Poison Emergency Tel: 1401
    Malaysia and other countries in area
    PRN(Pusat Racun Negara) National Poison Centre
    Poisoning and Emergency 1-800-88-8099 and 04-6570099
    South Korea "POISON CONTROL information can be best obtained from the 121-Hospital Emergency Room on Yongsan Army Base at 7917-5545/6001. This is the best source of English-speaking information about poisoning in Korea. The Seoul Poison Center can be contacted by dialing 129, but you’re not guaranteed to reach an English speaker."
    Trinidad and Tobago
    Poison Hotline 800-2PIC(2742) (Tel)
    Health Contact Numbers
    United States
  • AAPCC (American Association of Poison Control Centers) National hotline poison emergency
    Links 69 poison control centers in U.S. Treatment and advice for all types of poison emergency. Residents nationwide will be automatically connected to specially trained poison specialists at the closest local poison facility. You can call from anywhere in the United States and many territories. The call is free and confidential. Interpretation is available in 161 languages.
    Poison First Aid Tips
    Find your local poison center
    Preventing Poisoning At Home Gives information on:
    FAQ, Child Tips, Teen Tips, Adult Tips, Poison Proof Your Home, Prevent CO Poisoning


  • For Veterinarians - VPIS – Veterinary Poisons Information Service Emergency advice for veterinary professionals please call 02073 055 055
  • If you are a pet owner 01202 50 90 00 (charges apply) £30 as of May 2018 Please have credit card ready
  • Alternatively, contact the WHO Poison Control Center MAP for your country and ask their advice. Currently, less than 50% of WHO Member States have a poisons centre.
    May not be staffed with licensed veterinarians and board-certified veterinary toxicologists.
    May be able to direct you to an alternative source within the country.


    United States
  • Emergency National Poison Center Calling this number will automatically transfer you to the poison control center in your area. Emergency Poison Center Telephone: +1 800 222 1222
    May not be staffed with licensed veterinarians or board-certified veterinary toxicologists. This is general poisoning and not specifically for animals. They may be able to help or direct you.
    For immediate veterinary help for poisoning of animals, see next references below.

  • ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center of the ASPCA
    888-4ANI-HELP (888-426-4435) (A $65 fee may be charged for consultation)
    Site gives online FAQs and what to do:
    Pet Poison Tips: All You Need To Know (online FAQs)
    What To Do If Your Pet Is Poisoned
    Substances - poisonous or not
    Web page includes list of poisonous and non-poisonous plants - many with pictures

  • NAPCC (National Animal Poison Control Center)
    1-900-680-0000 ($20.00 charged to phone for the first five minutes, then $2.95/minute)
    1-800-548-2423 ($30.00 charged to credit cards VISA, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express only) with followups free in critical cases and consultation with your vet.
    Located at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the National Animal Poison Control Center (NAPPC) is a non-profit service of the University of Illinois. It is the first animal-oriented poison center in the United States. Since 1978, it has provided advice to animal owners and conferred with veterinarians about poisoning exposures. The NAPCC's phones are answered by licensed veterinarians and board-certified veterinary toxicologists.

  • Pet Poison Helpline
    800-213-6680 ($35 credit card charge) consultation fee and follow up with case. Serves U.S. and Canada.
    Treatment advice for all varieties of pets. Not only do we manage canine and feline poisonings, we also assist in the treatment of avian, small mammals, large animal and exotic species (on a per incident fee basis).

  • Angell Poison Control Hotline
    Call the Angell Animal Poison Control Hotline at 1-877-2ANGELL. 24 hours a day � Veterinary help is just a phone call away! $55 consultation fee.

    Canada and United States
  • Pet Poison Helpline
    800-213-6680 ($35 credit card charge) consultation fee and follow up with case. Serves U.S. and Canada.
    Treatment advice for all varieties of pets. Not only do we manage canine and feline poisonings, we also assist in the treatment of avian, small mammals, large animal and exotic species (on a per incident fee basis).

    Plants toxic to animals, listings of poisons and treatment  
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  • ASPCA List of Toxic Plants - many with photos
    Also gives:
    17 Common Poisonous Plants
    Toxic Plants
    Toxic Plants: Horses
    Nontoxic Plants
    Nontoxic Flowers and Bouquets
  • Human foods that poison pets
  • List of poisonous plants (with photos) (Wikipedia) "...an extensive, if incomplete, list of plants containing poisonous parts that pose a serious risk of illness, injury, or death to humans or animals. There is significant overlap between plants considered poisonous and those with psychotropic properties, some of which are toxic enough to present serious health risks at recreational doses." The article adds: "Human fatalities caused by poisonous plants – especially resulting from accidental ingestion – are rare in the United States."
  • Top 10 Most Frequently Reported Poison Dangers for Dogs in 2011
  • Plants Toxic to Animals Veterinary Medicine Librarian University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Clinical Veterinary Toxicology Very helpful. On the LEFT, see alphabet for list of most poisons and their treatment. Also provides cross index, glossary and search.
    For general treatment of poisoning, see the link from home page 'General Treatment of Poisoning'.
  • Listing of plants poisonous to birds hosted by Birds n Ways


  • IPCS INTOX The Internatinaal Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS) ILO, UNEP, WHO - "IPCS INTOX is an essential tool for poison centres and related units concerned with preventing, recording, evaluation, diagnosing, treating and reporting on chemical emergencies."

    For more information about the IPCS INTOX Programme, news, current events, and the Global Directory of Poisons Centres Please click here

    When a poison centre or a related unit needs information to help identify a poison and its toxicity, to determine the likely clinical effects and the most appropriate patient management, the IPCS INTOX Databank can rapidly retrieve and present the essential information. IPCS INTOX Databank

    IPCS INTOX management software enables centres to record data systematically and respond quickly to emergency inquiries about poisons, determine the likely clinical effects and the most appropriate patient management. IPCS INTOX System Updates

    The IPCS INTOX Programme provides a forum for collaboration between experts and those responding to emergencies concerning toxic exposures.

    Being part of this expanding global network is an important benefit for its participants. IPCS INTOX Information Exchange

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