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Information for the Public

Anyone can be a poison victim. In fact, poisoning is the #1 leading cause of death in Tennessee. Tennessee Poison Center (TPC) provides immediate first aid treatment advice for poison emergencies by calling the statewide Poison Help hotline at  1-800-222-1222  . We're available to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. TPC also provides information about poisons and poison prevention. Tennessee Poison Center can help you with questions about: 

  • household products
  • chemicals at work or in the environment
  • drugs ( prescription, over-the-counter, herbal and illegal)
  • snake and spider bites
  • chemical terrorism

For life-saving treatment advice about any kind of poison, call  1-800-222-1222  first.  A specially trained nurse, pharmacist or doctor will help. All calls are free and confidential.

TPC's services are available for people with hearing problems and for non-English speakers.        

 

                                                                               

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