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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

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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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DOH is encouraging travelers to fill out the e-survey that collects information about where they are traveling from, their residence and destination.

The survey is accessible by:
1️⃣Texting NJTRAVEL to 898211
3️⃣Scanning code on airport posters
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Alcohol doesn’t always make antibiotics less effective, but consuming alcohol — especially if you drink too much — might increase your chance of experiencing unwanted side effects.

#preventpoison #medication #poisonhelp

Keep in mind that Poison Control is a resource for medication safety, specially trained healthcare professionals are available 24/7/365 by calling 1-800-222-1222.
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*ALERT* New Jersey and surrounding poison centers are seeing a major increase in CO poisoning since Tuesday's storm
Medical experts are available 24/7 to answer questions and provide emergency support 1-800-222-1222
The Poison Control Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Upstate New York Poison Center
#co #nj #philadelphia #ny #Isaias #PreventPoison
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#News: Tropical storm warning for the tri-state area

Latest Health Advisory 👉

Be prepared for Tropical Storm Isaias. Storm hazards increase the risk for accidental poisoning injuries....
⚠️ Carbon monoxide poisoning
⚠️ Medicine contamination/safety
⚠️ Food poisoning
⚠️ Medicine dosing errors
⚠️ Mistaken identity mishaps

Need help? Contact #PoisonControl, 24/7
📲1-800-222-1222 | 💬

#storms #tropicalstorm #severeweather #floods #HurricaneIsaias #health #wellness #flooding #heavyrain #poweroutage
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Many in New Jersey are still waiting for power to be restored after last week's storm - know when to throw out food that could potentially cause food poisoning. Questions? The medical experts at the NJ Poison Center are available 24/7 1-800-222-1222

As we kick off a new week, join me in following the 3⃣ W's 👇 to protect your health. #COVIDStopsWithMe

▪️ Watch your distance (& stay 6⃣ ft from others)
▪️ Wear a mask 😷 #WorldMaskWeek
▪️ Wash your hands 🧼🖐️


The Poison Specialists/Medical Experts at the NJ Poison Center are available 24/7 to answer questions and provide emergency advice!

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