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The Education Department is dedicated to providing poison prevention education and resources to all New Jersey communities.

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Healthcare Professionals

We offer valuable resources for healthcare professionals, including:

  • Graduate and Undergraduate rotations (Medical, pharmacy and nursing)
  • A fellowship program in medical toxicology
  • Publications and online content written by our faculty
  • Journal Club and NJ Toxicology Case Conference
  • Clinical tools and references

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Welcome to the New Jersey Poison Control Center

The NJ Poison Control Center, also known as the New Jersey Poison Information and Education System (NJPIES), is the state’s primary defense against injury and deaths from poisoning.Our experts are standing by 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of poisoning for the general public and healthcare professionals across the state.

Staffed by trained healthcare professionals, we are dedicated to assisting the residents of New Jersey in all concerns related to drugs, chemicals, food, and other poison exposures. We assist callers of all ages, in all languages. All calls are free and confidential.

According to the U.S.Centers for Disease Control, poisoning is now the #1 cause of unintentional death for children and young adults. No question is too small when you are concerned about your health and the health of your loved ones. Many cases can be resolved over the phone, usually avoiding an unnecessary trip to the emergency room. Call us now to get the help you need.

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Happening now. Hope you registered! It's going to be a great #webinar. Diane Calello New Jersey Poison Control will share national poison center data & discuss poisoning risks to young children & teens.

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Winter storms often bring power outages which can last hours or even days. In the dark it's easy to confuse medicines or accidentally take the wrong medication or the wrong dose. If you've made a medication mistake call the experts at the NJ Poison Center 24/7 1-800-222-1222 ... See MoreSee Less

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Here we go again! Another winter storm is set to hit New Jersey tonight/tomorrow and there is some potential for power outages in the Garden state. Cases of CO poisoning and medication mishaps spike during bad weather, do not become another statistic! Follow these safety tips and save the NJ Poison Center number in your phone, our medical experts are here 24/7/365 to answer any questions or concerns you may have. ... See MoreSee Less

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Honored to host such a wonderful group. Thanks Rutgers Global Health Institute for the opportunity to share the important #publichealth work #PoisonControl Centers provide to communities and Rutgers New Jersey Medical SchoollAmerican Association of Poison Control CenterstRutgers School of Public Health6Center for Public Health Workforce Development - Rutgers SPH3New Jersey Department of Health"https://facebook.com/543658982363605">#ToxTuesday #community #TuesdayThoughts #wellness #safety Rutgers New Jersey Medical School American Association of Poison Control Centers Rutgers School of Public Health Center for Public Health Workforce Development - Rutgers SPH New Jersey Department of Health #tuesdayvibes ... See MoreSee Less

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Winter storms often bring power outages which can last hours or even days. In the dark it's easy to confuse medicines or accidentally take the wrong medication or the wrong dose. If you've made a medication mistake call the experts at the NJ Poison Center 24/7 1-800-222-1222

Another winter storm is set to hit New Jersey tonight! Cases of CO poisoning spike during bad weather, do not become another statistic! DO NOT gamble with your family's health make sure your CO detector is working and follow these simple tips to keep your loved ones safe.

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