Poison Centers are an important part of Emergency Preparedness and Response plans across the Country. The expertise and resources at the Poison Center can help communities identify and respond to nuclear, biological and chemical exposures.
If you think you have come into contact with a biological agent or have good reason to suspect bioterrorism, contact 911 to notify the authorities and emergency medical response.
For poison help contact the Poison Center, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling 1-800-222-1222.
Below is a list of resources to help families, workplaces and communities learn more about Emergency Preparedness Resources:
- US Department of Health and Human Services: CDC (Centers For Disease Control) Fact Sheets on Specific Chemical Agents: http://www.bt.cdc.gov/chemical/factsheets.asp
- Massachusetts Department of Public Health
- Rhode Island Department of Health -Center for Emergency Preparedness and Response: http://www.health.ri.gov/cepr/index.php