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Poison Prevention Tips

  • If you need Poison Help, dial 1-800-222-1222. Your call will be answered by a professional at the Pittsburgh Poison Center or the Poison Center nearest you.
  • Keep all medicines, cleaning products, cosmetics, yard chemicals and other potential poisons up and out of the reach of children.
  • Never remove poisons from their original container.
    Always read labels before administering medicine or using household products.
  • Use child-resistant packaging whenever possible.
  • Protect your pets from poisons.
  • The Pittsburgh Poison Center or the nearest Poison Center is available 24 hours a day at 1-800-222-1222.

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