Did you know that the Poison Center helpline offers assistance in 150 different languages 24 hours a day, 7 days a week? They not only can advise you on medication or chemical exposures, but with suspected food poisoning as well. The American Association of Poison Control Centers is urging people to stay safe from food borne illnesses this Thanksgiving by offering the following tips:
The phone number, 1-800-222-1222, is a national hotline which automatically routes you to the local poison control center. Make sure to plug the number in your phone. And yes, they even make an app for that. Download it here.
—Erica Surman, RN, BSN, Pediatric Trauma Program Manager, Beaumont Health System