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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.

Poison in 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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#Warning: Don't be fooled! #Carbonmonoxide poisoning is a serious & deadly threat during #storms. Do NOT under any circumstances bring gas #generators indoors or leave them near open windows, doors, garages, etc. Check #COdetectors.

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Be prepared #NewJersey - #FloodWatch

Pay attention, drive carefully & NEVER #drive through #floodwater.

#severeweather #flashflood #rainstorm #summer #ReadyNJ #SafetyFirst #TurnAroundDontDrown #heavyrain #summerstorm #flooding #Protip #TipTuesday #TuesdayThoughts #TravelTuesdaySummer Thunderstorms⛈️

We’ve got summer thunderstorms heading our way. Here’s what you need to know!

A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for counties in and along the I-95 corridor from 11 AM today through this evening. There is a higher risk of flooding in Central and Northern New Jersey, with flooding possible statewide. Forecasts call for up to 2” of rain in NE NJ and 0.5” to 1.5” for the remainder of the state. Amounts of 2” to 4” are possible locally. A Small Craft Advisory is in effect until midnight for coastal waters.

Impacts to New Jersey
Severe thunderstorms bring the risk of heavy rain, flash flooding, high winds, lightning, and hail. Rainfall rates of 1” to 2” per hour are possible and may cause flooding in urban areas, roadways, areas with poor drainage, and small creeks and streams. Strong wind gusts may damage trees and power lines, and may cause scattered power outages. Storms are possible during the afternoon commute.

Check your local weather forecast before planning outdoor activities today! For those living in Central and Southern New Jersey visit www.weather.gov/phi/. For those living in Northern New Jersey and the New York Metro area visit www.weather.gov/okx/.

Turn Around, Don’t Drown! NEVER walk, bike, or drive through flooded areas! Obey traffic barriers! Water may be deeper than you think!

Severe thunderstorms can cause your power to go out. Plan ahead! Learn what to do before, during, and after a power outage by visiting ready.nj.gov/plan-prepare/power-outages.shtml.

Need a cooling center? Call NJ 2-1-1 or visit nj211.org to be connected with a cooling center near you!

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#ProTip: ONLY use a dosing device & ALWAYS read the directions.

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