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Ontario Poison Centre

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


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