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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

NJPIES in the News

Check out the latest media activity featuring our Poison Experts!

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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I am a California mushroom toxicologist looking for data on recent (10 year period) records of poisonings by Amanita muscaria var. guessowii, the bright yellow form of muscaria. I am specificaly interested in knowing the numbers of actual poisonings with this species and how it compares with the past, and if possible, the ethnicities of those poisoned. Is this data available somewhere?
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Do you know the signs/symptoms of #COpoisoning? Many are fooled thinking they have a bad cold or the flu.

Do NOT under any circumstance bring gas powered equipment (#generators, #powerwashers, etc) indoors - NOT in the basement, garage or shed!

Carbon monoxide poisoning is a medical emergency! Get help right away, 1-800-222-1222 / www.njpies.org

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Do you know the signs/symptoms of #COpoisoning? Many are fooled thinking they have a bad cold or the flu.

Carbon monoxide poisoning is a medical emergency! Get help right away, call #PoisonControl, 1-800-222-1222 / www.njpies.org

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“Countermeasures, such as #vaccines, are needed to stem the growing number of cases each year,” said Schutzer, the senior author. “This is extremely important because a person can get #LymeDisease more than once.” @Rutgers_NJMS #wellness #ticks #outdoors
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"The @NJDeptofHealth & @NJPoisonCenter have also set up a 24/7 Health Hotline—1-866-448-2432—for people w/questions & concerns about the #health effects of lead exposure. The Poison Center has additional #resources about lead at https://t.co/tACU64gKrf." #kNOwLEAD #FactFriday

If you/someone you know feels sick from #vaping OR you're looking for info on vaping-related illness-->Contact the medical experts at #PoisonControl anytime. Help is fast, free, private, 24/7. 1-800-222-1222 (call) https://t.co/2UIv4T8RCe (text/chat) #PoisonHelp #health #wellness

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