More than 2 million poisonings are reported to poison control centers each year across the country. Your local poison control center in works 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year to respond to your needs in the event of a poison emergency. This post is a part of the annual National Poison Prevention Week, which has been helping to raise awareness about poison prevention since 1962.  To learn more about how to prevent a poisoning or respond should one occur, please visit the Poison Help website at, where you can find useful information and locate your local poison control center.  Remember, in the event of a poison emergency, contact your local poison control center through the toll-free Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

Maryland: Maryland Poison Center at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

Virginia: Virginia Poison Center at Virginia Commonwealth University Health

  • 1-800-222-1222

District of Columbia: National Capital Poison Center

  • 1-800-222-1222

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