Public Education Updates
Stay in touch with the lastest updates and issues involving potentially dangerous products that when used in a way not intended, can become a poisonous exposure.
Winter Hazards: Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Five common household products that can poison your child
Facts on Ricin
Dr. OZ Show
Find out about the dangerous substance sold at major drugstores across the country. It goes by various names, but the most common is bath salts. Read more >
Bath Salts Articles
One page article Bath Salts
Drugs of Abuse
Program Your Cell Phone
We recommend that you PROGRAM YOUR CELL PHONE with the number of The Upstate New York Poison Center. To have access to the experts in poison emergency and information, at your fingertips.
4 million people called the 57 U S Poison Centers last year.
- 50% are about children under 6
- 50% are about all others, including adults
- 78% are accidents, not meant to happen
Most people don't know the Poison Center number. Program your cell phone now ... just in case! Then share the number with a friend!
22nd Annual National Inhalants & Poisons Awareness Week (NIPAW)
March 16 - 22, 2014. This annual community mobilization and awareness effort has proven to be an effective tool in fighting inhalant use. Latest News Updates!
New York Times Article on the Importance of Poison Centers
Safe Medicine Disposal
The first alternative to flushing medications down the toilet is to locate a community drug take-back or collection program in your area. If there is not a program available then it is recommended to dispose of medications in the trash mixed with additives so they can't be consumed. Click on the following links to learn more.Next DEA Drug Collection Event April 27, 2013
- Find a location near you
- Federal Guidelines for Proper Disposal of Drugs
- Medication Disposal : Questions and Answers
- Buying and Using Medication Safely
- NYS - Don't Flush Your Drugs
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