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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.


Fall Lead Poisoning Safety

Lead is a toxic metal found in paint and various contaminated sources like dust, soil, and water. Lead can cause health problems in the brain and the body. The good news: lead poisoning is preventable. Visit About Lead Poisoning and Prevent Lead Poisoning to learn how to prevent lead exposure and get help.