The Ontario Poison Centre is available to help you over the phone 24 hours a day, every day of the year. We can help you with poison emergencies and with questions about poisoning.
Poisons can be found in many homes. You may not be aware of the possible dangers that some of these products may pose. This section has information on how to keep your family safe.
Poisonous substances can be found in a variety of places. They can easily be found in and around your home, at work, in public places – places that you would least expect.
The Ontario Poison Centre provides toxicology consultation to health-care professionals regarding the care of the poisoned patient. Our toxicology experts will collaborate with other health-care professionals to advocate for optimal, current and evidence-based care of the poisoned patient. If you have a patient with a poison exposure, call us and we can help you with information on poison management.
Education & News
Education is an important part of what we do at the Ontario Poison Centre. This education may focus on toxicology, poison prevention and general awareness of poison centre services. This education is accomplished through a variety of methods including: teaching at the poison centre or on-location, printed materials, and distance education technology.
Expert poison advice is available to all of Ontario, 24 hours a day. The Ontario Poison Centre (OPC) is operated and supported by The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto. In collaboration with Montfort Hospital, the OPC also operates a bilingual satellite site in Ottawa.
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