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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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Timeline PhotosThe New Jersey Poison Center has been operating the coronavirus hotline since late January with the help of volunteers throughout Rutgers. The Center has assisted over 22,000 callers with COVID-related questions and counseled NJ residents on how to keep themselves and their families safe. The Center was able to respond to a surge in call volumes due in large part to dedicated students throughout Rutgers who have volunteered hours and hours of their time to assist our community.

Read more inspiring stories from the RBHS community: go.rutgers.edu/here4u-stories
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Right now #COVID-19 has our attention, but #EVALI is a #publichealth crisis too! “It’s important to consider that respiratory failure may be the result of vaping-associated lung injury and not just COVID-19,” says @DrDianeC. Learn more 👉 bit.ly/3defkTY
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E-cigarette or #vaping use-associated lung injury (EVALI) is still a concern. Read our latest advisory on these unprecedented times where we face “co-existing, novel health crises that exhibit overlapping respiratory signs and symptoms,” says @DrDianeC
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Still unclear about the difference between #disinfecting & #sanitizing? @DrDianeC of @NJPoisonCenter talks w/ @healthmagazine to shed some light on when, where & how to use products. Learn more 👇
https://www.health.com/condition/infectious-diseases/coronavirus/sanitize-vs-disinfect

Right now #COVID-19 has our attention, but #EVALI is a #publichealth crisis too! “It’s important to consider that respiratory failure may be the result of vaping-associated lung injury and not just COVID-19,” says @DrDianeC. Learn more 👉 https://bit.ly/3defkTY
1-800-222-1222

E-cigarette or #vaping use-associated lung injury (EVALI) is still a concern. Read our latest advisory on these unprecedented times where we face “co-existing, novel health crises that exhibit overlapping respiratory signs and symptoms,” says @DrDianeC
👉https://bit.ly/3defkTY

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