Northern Ohio Poison Control
The Northern Ohio Poison Center is the State of Ohio designated Poison Prevention & Treatment Center for Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Allen, Ashtabula, Auglaize, Defiance, Erie, Fulton, Hancock, Henry, Huron, Lucas, Mercer, Ottawa, Paulding, Putnam, Sandusky, Seneca, Van Wert, Williams, and Wood counties.
Information covering the management of poisoning is provided by specially trained, drug and poison registered nurses or pharmacists,under the supervision of a clinical toxicologist. A follow-up system has been established to monitor the outcome of patients involved in a poisoning. Informational materials and educational programs on poisoning are available to the public and to health care professionals.
For a free, confidential, 24 hour hotline please call 800-222-1222.
Store Poisons Safely
Store medicines and household products locked up, where children cannot see or reach them. Store poisons in their original containers and use child-resistant packaging.
Use Poisons Safely
Read the label and follow all the directions on medicines and products. If children are around, take the product or medicine with you to answer the door or phone. Lock products and medicine up after using them.
Is it medicine? Call it medicine, not candy! Children learn by imitation. Take your medicines when children can't watch.
Teach Children to Ask First
Poisons can look like food or drink. Teach children to ask an adult before eating or drinking anything.