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Poison Prevention

Poison Prevention number: 1-800-222-1222

Every day children are at risk of being poisoned by household medications and other products such as cosmet­ics, cleaning substances, plants, toys, pesticides, art supplies and alcohol.

Keep your child safe from accidental poisoning by using this checklist: Poison Safety Checklist.

If a poisoning happens, call the North Texas Poison Center at 1-800-222-1222 (add this number to your cell phone right now). Calls are answered by nurses and pharmacists and 80 percent of them are handled at home, without going to the Emergency Room. Call 9-1-1 if your child won’t wake up, is having trouble breathing or is having seizures.

For more information, please contact Terri Ford, Safe Kids Tarrant County coordinator at 682-885-1619 or email

Safe Kids Tarrant County resources:

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