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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Acute Cyanide Poisoning
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Scombroid Fish Poisoning
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Cal Poison Control
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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Under no circumstance is this web site meant to replace the expert advice
of a qualified poison specialist or physician. In the event of a poison
emergency, call the nearest poison center immediately by
diaing 1-800-222-1222 or contact 9-1-1 emergency services.