Iowa Poison Control Center
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Immediately call the Poison Experts at 1.800.222.1222 if you or another person may have been poisoned-even if you are not sure. Don't wait for the person to become sick and don't try to treat the person yourself.

We help people of all ages, in all types of situations.

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Read the label and follow the safety precautions written when using pesticides.

Bites & Stings
Warmer weather brings out a variety of stinging and biting insects. Here’s how you can avoid these creatures before they get to you 

Know the names of all plants inside and around your home.  If you don’t know the name of a plant, have it identified at a garden center or nursery in your area. Click the picture for more information on toxic vs. non-toxic plants.

Some wild mushrooms can be extremely poisonous if eaten. Make sure your yard is free of mushrooms before young children are allowed to roam the grounds.


Poison Centers are reporting an increase in calls about e-cigarettes and liquid nicotine devices. 

Children continue to be exposed to laundry detergent packets.  Click the picture for more information on the dangers 

News & Alerts

(Des Moines Register / Charly Haley) Four Iowa health and public safety agencies issued a warning Monday about counterfeit pain pills recently found in Iowa. The fake pain pills have been confirmed by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation in un unspecified number of cases. These pills were made to...
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