Poison safety is key to prevention: Every year, America’s 55 poison centers receive millions of calls, the majority of which are about people coming into contact with dangerous or potentially dangerous substances. The rest were calls for information. These prevention tips can help you or your loved ones avoid poisonings. For more tips and information, call Poison Help at 1-800-222-1222 or search online for poison help now.

Acetaminophen Overdose

What is acetaminophen? Acetaminophen is a non-opioid analgesic that is used to treat pain and fever. It is an activ...

Photo of a woman's hand holding enough red and white pills to create an acetaminophen overdose.

Water Beads Safety

What are water beads? Water beads are super absorbent polymer balls that are often sold as toys, in craft kits,...

Color photo of a child holding two handfuls of colorful plastic beads. Are water beads toxic? If ingested by small children, they can be dangerous.

Alcohol Poisoning

Alcohol (beer, wine, and liquor), like any toxin, can have serious, even life-threatening consequences, if you over...

A photo of many bottles and glasses of wine, liquers, and beers, representing alcohol poisoning.

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: Awareness and Prevention

What is Carbon Monoxide? What do you need to know about carbon monoxide poisoning? Carbon monoxide, or “CO,” is...