Our poison control center is equipped with a comprehensive poisoning surveillance data system that can detect public health threats/outbreaks in real-time as they emerge in New Jersey. Our center, along with all U.S. Poison Control Centers, uploads data to the National Poison Data System (NPDS) every eight minutes. This allows NPDS to provide the only real-time snapshot of poison call conditions nationwide. As a safeguard in instances of food poisoning, adverse drug reactions, drug tampering, and other outbreaks, NJPIES notified local and state agencies, the media, and the public of potential health threats.