ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The same reassuring voice on the telephone line when you fear you've had a poison emergency may be the same person answering your questions about the H1N1 flu pandemic.
The nation's 60 poison centers are among the first responders helping America respond to H1N1, with states putting their poison centers to work in a variety of ways.
A few examples:
"Poison centers are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week with medical professionals who are ready to serve the health care needs of individuals seeking assistance," said Jim Hirt, executive director of the American Association of Poison Control Centers. "It's a natural fit for already-established poison centers and their infrastructure to answer calls from concerned citizens in this fight against the H1N1 flu pandemic."
The American Association of Poison Control Centers supports the nation's poison control centers in their efforts to prevent poisoning. Poison centers offer free and confidential services 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
For questions about potential poisons, call your local poison control center at 1 (800) 222-1222.
SOURCE American Association of Poison Control Centers
|SOURCE American Association of Poison Control Centers|
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