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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.

“NJ Poison Control, may I help you?”

Every few seconds, someone calls the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222

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Poisons are more common & dangerous than you think. Many #household items can quickly move from safe to #toxic depending on the DOSE.

Know who to call for questions or emergencies --> #PoisonControl is just a phone call away 📞 Save the #PoisonHelp number in your phone: 1-800-222-1222

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Thank you Senator Troy Singleton, Assemblyman Herb Conaway, MD, Assemblywoman Carol Murphy, and the entire 7th district for recognizing the importance of National Poison Prevention Week and the NJ Poison Control Center! ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you to Senator Nia H. Gill, Assemblyman Thomas Giblin, Assemblywoman Britnee Timberlake and the entire 34th district for recognizing the importance of National Poison Prevention Week 2019 and the New Jersey Poison Center!

#NPPW19 #PreventPoison
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Be aware of the potential #health risks of dietary #supplements

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The number one reason adults call poison control is about medications. Our best tip is to slow down and take a minute to read the label. Are you taking the right dose? What's the active ingredient? If you have questions we can help 1-800-222-1222 #NPPW19

Thank you Senator Troy Singleton, Assemblyman Herb Conaway, MD, Assemblywoman Carol Murphy, and the entire 7th district for recognizing the importance of National Poison Prevention Week and the NJ Poison Control Center!

#preventpoison #NPPW19

Thank you to Senator Nia H. Gill, Assemblyman Thomas Giblin, Assemblywoman Britnee Timberlake and the entire 34th district for recognizing the importance of National Poison Prevention Week 2019 and the New Jersey Poison Center!
#preventpoison #NPPW19 @SenatorGill

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