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Public Education

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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So proud of the staff at the NJ Poison Center at New Jersey Medical School/Rutgers University #rutgersuniversity #rutgers #nj #newark for speaking to 500-600+ NJ citizens that call us about COVID each day; keeping hundreds out of the ED daily by providing accurate, unbiased factual information related to COVID 19 #newjersey #njms ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

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Do you know what #PoisonCenters do or how they can help you and your loved ones? Check out this 30 second #CrashCourse on a few things your local poison center can do!! #nppw2020 #PreventPoison ... See MoreSee Less

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What is a poison? Anything can be a poison if used in the wrong way, in the wrong amount or by the wrong person. #nppw2020 #PoisonPrevention ... See MoreSee Less

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Welcome to National Poison Prevention Week 2020!! #nppw2020 Join us as we intensify efforts to educate residents on the importance of raising awareness about the life-saving services provided by the NJ Poison Center, and preventing poison injuries. #stayconnected #PreventPoison ... See MoreSee Less

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Social distancing can help slow the spread of #COVID19 in affected communities. This means avoiding crowded places and maintaining distance from others. More prevention tips: https://bit.ly/2QbLFkW.

Do you know what #PoisonCenters do or how they can help you and your loved ones? Check out this 30 second #CrashCourse on a few things your local poison center can do!! #NPPW2020 #PreventPoison
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What is a poison? Anything can be a poison if used in the wrong way, in the wrong amount or by the wrong person. #NPPW2020 #PoisonPrevention

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