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Poison Consultation Services for Business and Industry

The Pittsburgh Poison Center (PPC) provides professional consultation and services to the business and industry community for a fee. The PPC is certified as a regional poison information center by The American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC). The Center is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by professional registered nurses who are certified specialists in poison information. The staff provides comprehensive toxicology information and treatment recommendations to both the lay public and medical professionals. This includes emergency medical information as well as consultation on non-emergent toxicology problems. All consults are extensively documented and entered into a computerized database which is used to generate data reports. The PPC provides:

Poison Information

  • 24 hours a day 365 days a year*
  • Certified specialists in poison information
  • Clinical toxicologists
  • Medical toxicologists
  • Specialty consultants

*Information is available to the general public, medical professionals, clients, and employees.

Types of Poison Exposure

The Pittsburgh Poison Center responds to poison emergencies involving all types of exposures:

  • Dermal
  • High pressure injections injuries 
  • Ingestions
  • Inhalation
  • Ocular

About the Pittsburgh Poison Center

The Pittsburgh Poison Center represents a variety of clients from business and industry. PPC clients include manufacturers that produce a spectrum of products including:

  • Aviation products
  • Building and construction materials
  • Chemicals
  • Health and beauty aids
  • Household cleaning products
  • Marine products
  • Medications
  • Paints, coatings and resins
  • Pesticides

For More Information 

Find more information on the Pittsburgh Poison Center services to business and industry, by calling 412-390-3300.​

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