Poison Control Videos

Videos, graphs and tips to help keep you safe

Calling the poison control center

Program your cell phone

Warning about synthetic drugs

As the DEA cracks down on the sale of illegal synthetic drugs, The University of Kansas Hospital Poison Control Center confirms calls from law enforcement and emergency rooms regarding synthetic drugs are up 30% over the past year. Educator Daling McMoran tells parents how to spot signs of synthetic drug use.

Prevent medication overdoses

Poison look-alikes

Common purse poisons

Poison prevention tips

  • Practice poison prevention every day at home.
  • Keep chemicals and medications locked up and out of reach of children.
  • Never let children handle or use chemicals.
  • Turn on the lights when taking medications during the night to avoid taking the wrong medication.
  • Circle dosing directions on bottle so you can quickly and easily find them.
  • Never set your purse or diaper bag within reach of children.
  • Read the label before using a chemical and follow the recommended precautions.
  • Keep chemicals in their original containers. Some very dangerous household chemicals come packaged in containers resembling food products and many automotive chemicals look like the fruity drinks to children. Never put these chemicals into a used drink bottle.
  • If possible, pre-program your phone to speed dial the Poison Control Center (1-800-222-1222). Otherwise, keep the number posted close to the phone.

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