The California Poison Control System (CPCS) provides immediate, free and expert treatment advice and referral over the telephone in case of exposure to poisonous or toxic substances.
Pharmacists, physicians, nurses, and poison information providers answer the calls to 1-800-222-1222 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Language interpreters are always available.
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Pesticide Safety Project
This website and training material were developed to give communities and promotores ways to help farm workers learn how to protect themselves from pesticide exposure.
To report a possible pesticide exposure, call your local County Agricultural Commissioner's office. You can get the number and be connected by calling toll-free 1-877-378-5463. You do not have to give your name.
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HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS
Spring 2017 Vol. 15 No. 2
Botulism is a potentially fatal neurological disease, resulting from botulinum neurotoxin produced by Clostridium botulinum and other Clostridium species.
Winter 2017 Vol. 15 No. 1
NATURALLY OCCURRING CARDIAC GLYCOSIDE POISONING
Cardioactive steroids or cardiac glycosides are naturally‐occurring compounds identified in various plant and animal species. Self-poisoning with plants is a major problem in certain parts of the world such as rural Asia, killing thousands of people each year. One of the most common poisons used for self-harm in much of South Asia are the seeds of the yellow oleander tree (Thevetia peruviana), and the rate of morbidity and mortality is high.
Fall 2016 Vol. 14 No. 4
Ciguatera is one of the more common causes of fish-related foodborne illness in the United States. It is caused by toxins that accumulate in the flesh of large predatory fish found in tropical oceans. The name ciguatera is derived from the Spanish name cigua for the sea snail Turbo pica found in the Caribbean Spanish Antilles....
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California Poison Control System, managed by the University
of California San Francisco, School
of Pharmacy, Department of Clinical Pharmacy, consists of four answering sites: UC Davis Medical Center
(Sacramento Division), San Francisco General Hospital (San Francisco Division),
Children's Hospital Central California (Fresno/Madera Division), UC San
Diego Medical Center (San Diego Division). The central administrative office
is located at UCSF's Laurel Heights campus in San Francisco. CPCS is a certified
member of the American
Association of Poison Control Centers.
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emergency, call the nearest poison center immediately by
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