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Poisons can be anywhere—beware

What you, or your family, touch, taste, breathe, or swallow could be harmful!

Get help and information about poisonous and toxic substances from the California Poison Control System.

The California Poison Control System provides immediate, free, and expert treatment advice and referral over the telephone in case of exposure to poisonous or toxic substances. Pharmacists, nurses, and poison information providers answer the calls to 1-800-222-1222 and are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Language interpreters are always available, just say the language you need when you call.


Winter Carbon Monoxide (CO) Safety

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas produced from burning fuel. CO poisoning can be deadly and occurs when you accidentally breathe in the gas. Common CO poisoning hazards include unvented heating appliances and fuel-burning equipment. Learn how to identify and prevent CO poisoning.