The Poison Control Center

Children's Education Program

Children under the age of 6 are the most frequent victims of poisonings. Approximately 68 percent of the Center's total call volume involves children in this age group. Many of the poisonings reported to the Center may have been preventable if children and their parents or guardians were aware of the common dangers in and around their home. Knowing how to prepare and maintain a safe environment is the first step in poison prevention.

The Children's Education Program operates in the five county Philadelphia area and is designed to:

Target facilities for this program include: daycare and childcare centers, nursery schools, preschools, kindergartens and first grade classes.

Our popular traveling Children's Education Program is currently on hiatus. Please contact Patricia Gunter at 215-590-2003 to order poison prevention education materials or to request attendance at a health fair.

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Call our 24-hour toll-free emergency hotline

1-800-222-1222

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215-590-8789