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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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Both #vaping and #COVID19 can severely affect the respiratory system, damaging lung tissue. Damaging the delicate tissue and cells of the lungs can lead to devastating health outcomes such as
increased risk for severe respiratory infections and illness, inflammation, decreased immune response, compromised lung capacity and function, and respiratory failure.Smoking and vaping can affect how your body responds to COVID-19, putting you at greater risk for serious adverse reactions. We can help you quit through a personalized quit plan. Visit for more information.

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Many common over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription medicines contain the same active ingredients - doubling up on these substances can be harmful! Know the ingredients in your medicines & if they can cause potentially harmful interactions
Questions? Call/Text/Chat 24/7
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Deadline extended!!!
National Poison Prevention Week video and poster contest is open so all students Kindergarten-12th grade!
New deadline is 11:59 pm February 21, 2021
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The Centers for Disease Control reports that the majority of suicides by substance abuse are by prescription drugs; the next most common substance is acetaminophen.
Unfortunately, these medicines are often found in our homes & medicine cabinets.

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Protect your family by locking all medicines away, up & out of reach.

Suspect a poisoning or overdose? Call your local poison center in Texas at 1-800-222-1222.
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Medical experts available 24/7 to answer question, provide information, and emergency support

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Here’s how to get an appointment at each site ... when appointments are available. #COVID19 #coronavirus #vaccine #publichealth #NewJersey

There are emergency shelters operating during the extreme cold weather. For more information about sheltering services, contact the shelters listed below or the Division of Social Services at: (973) 877-9494, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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