Poison Control Center Resources

The Children's Education Program at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's Poison Control Center teaches children how to avoid accidental poisonings.

Be sure to keep e-cigarette liquid refills out of the reach of children. These products typically contain nicotine as a primary active ingredient, which may cause nausea, vomiting, dizziness, excess saliva, tearing, diarrhea and muscle weakness if swallowed.

Here are some ways you can help keep your family, friends, and yourself poison-safe at home.

Overdose death rates are continuing to rise in Philadelphia and the region. Carrying naloxone and keeping it at home can give you the power to save a life. Learn more about this medication and how you can use it to help reverse an overdose – in both children and adults.

In celebration of National Poison Prevention Week (NPPW), March 18 - 24, 2018, individuals, organizations, and institutions around the country will come together to raise poison prevention awareness and advocate for the nation’s poison control system.

Print this Home Safety Checklist from the Poison Control Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia to learn which products you should keep out of your child's reach.

Poisonings and medicine mishaps can happen to anyone, regardless of age. While approximately half of the cases managed by poison centers in 2016 involved children, many of the more serious poisoning cases involved teens, adults, and older adults. By taking a few precautions, you can help keep you and your loved ones of any age poison-safe!

Naloxona (o Narcan) es un medicamento que puede salvar a una persona de sufrir una sobredosis o envenenamiento.

Manuals, brochures and newsletters

This illustrated booklet helps young children learn about poison safety through the story of Tommy and Aliva's visit to their grandparent's house.

Medication Materials

Keep your family safe by cleaning out your medicines. Has a bottle expired? No longer in use? It’s time to toss. Download our resource for a checklist to stay on track and to learn about safe disposal options.


Kevin Osterhoudt, MD, Medical Director of CHOP’s Poison Control Center, talks about common poison exposures in children, unexpected poisons, the use of naloxone for opioid overdose, identifying toxidromes and advice for pediatricians counseling parents to protect children from poisoning. 


The American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) is a professional, nonprofit association for physicians with an interest in toxicology training and education.

Visit the Food and Drug Administration for information on recalls, warnings, and educational material on food and drugs.

To report an adverse event to a medication or dietary supplement, visit Medwatch: The FDA Adverse Event Reporting System.

Find environmental health resources for children using the Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units' fact sheets, webinars and courses, and network of experts.