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Media Requests

The Ontario Poison Centre (OPC) is operated and supported by The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). SickKids also supports the media relations activities of OPC. Please contact Communications and Public Affairs at SickKids if you are a member of the media interested in speaking with an expert from OPC.

OPC's experts can speak to a variety of poison-related topics including poison prevention methods, toxicology and provincial trends in poisonings. 

Other topics or substances OPC's experts can speak to include:

  • Chemicals (household, industrial)
  • Natural exposures (plants, mushrooms, snakes, herbal remedies)
  • Medications (drug interactions, dosing errors, overdoses)
  • Carbon monoxide
  • Street drugs and alcohol
  • Personal care products
  • Prevention tips (storage, tips based on age)
  • Seasonal hazards

OPC in the news

Experts say DON'T eat Tide Pods (106.9 The X)

Doctor on dangers of 'Tide Pod challenge' (CityNews)

Prevention is not just for kids: Seniors are also at risk (Home & LongTerm CARE)

Got kids visiting over the holidays? 10 childproofing safety tips (CBC News)

Holiday safety: Some tips that could save you a trip to Emergency (CBC News)

Toronto parks are no place for foragers, city warns residents (Inside Toronto)

If you forage for mushrooms, make sure you know what you're picking (The Globe and Mail)

Wild mushroom poisoning prompts warning from doctors (CTV News)

Top risks of poisoning in children under 5 (Global News) (Time code: 12:47)

How kids are poisoning themselves, and how to prevent it (Global News)