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Poison Prevention | Instructions from Washington's Poison Center
POISON Prevention


1-800 – 222–1222   
Washington’s Poison Center

What You Can Do

Prevent Poisoning 

  • Obtain Syrup of Ipecac and keep it in your home—but use it only if instructed to do so by a physician or the poison center.
  • Use child-resistant containers and remember—they are not childproof.
  • Keep products in their original container.
  • Return products to their storage area immediately after use.
  • Teach your children about Mr. Yuk, and put Mr. Yuk stickers on all poisonous products.  To order stickers, call 1-800-222-1222 and ask!  
  • Keep emergency numbers next to your phone, including:     
Washington Poison Center:   1-800 222 – 1222
This 24-hour service provides information and emergency response for poisonings.  They are staffed by nurses, pharmacists and poison information specialists, and a clinical toxicologist, and handle over 100,000 calls a year. Call whenever you suspect a possible poisoning, or for information.