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We offer valuable resources for healthcare professionals, including:

  • Graduate and Undergraduate rotations (Medical, pharmacy and nursing)
  • A fellowship program in medical toxicology
  • Publications and online content written by our faculty
  • Journal Club and NJ Toxicology Case Conference
  • Clinical tools and references

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Welcome to the New Jersey Poison Control Center

The NJ Poison Control Center, also known as the New Jersey Poison Information and Education System (NJPIES), is the state’s primary defense against injury and deaths from poisoning.Our experts are standing by 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of poisoning for the general public and healthcare professionals across the state.

Staffed by trained healthcare professionals, we are dedicated to assisting the residents of New Jersey in all concerns related to drugs, chemicals, food, and other poison exposures. We assist callers of all ages, in all languages. All calls are free and confidential.

Poison in According to the U.S.Centers for Disease Control, poisoning is now the #1 cause of unintentional death for children and young adults. No question is too small when you are concerned about your health and the health of your loved ones. Many cases can be resolved over the phone, usually avoiding an unnecessary trip to the emergency room. Call us now to get the help you need.

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The crazy summer weather continues...
Be careful when using generators! CO poisoning is a serious medical emergency.

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Don't be fooled! #carbonmonoxide poisoning is a serious & deadly threat during #storms/ #flooding. Do NOT under any circumstance bring gas #generators indoors or leave them running near open windows, doors, garages, etc. This also applies to pressure washers...NEVER USE INDOORS. Check #COdetectors.

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Be prepared #NewJersey - #FloodWatch

Pay attention, drive carefully & NEVER #drive through #floodwater.

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Turn Around, Don’t Drown!

Flooding is one of the leading causes of weather related fatalities in the U.S. On average, flooding claims nearly 90 lives each year. More than half of these deaths occur in motor vehicles when people attempt to drive through flooded roadways. This happens because people underestimate the force and power of water, especially when it is moving.

Just six inches of fast-moving water can knock over and carry off an adult. Twelve inches of water can float a small car. If that water is moving, it can carry that car away. Eighteen to twenty-four inches of flowing water can carry away most vehicles, including large SUVs. It is impossible to tell the exact depth of water covering a roadway or the condition of the road below the water. This is especially true at night when your vision is more limited. It is never safe to walk, bike or drive through flood waters. Any time you come to a flooded road, walkway, or path, follow this simple rule: Turn Around Don’t Drown.

For more information and flood safety tips, visit

-NEVER walk, bike, or drive through flooded areas. Water may be deeper than you think!
-Move vehicles to higher ground.
-Use caution on the roads. Take it slow! Obey posted speed limits and barricades.
-Know how to report a power outage to your utility company. Go to for pubic utility information.

Check the latest weather in your area. For those living in Central and Southern New Jersey visit US National Weather Service Philadelphia/Mount Holly For those living in Northern New Jersey and the New York Metro area visit US National Weather Service New York NY

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The crazy summer weather continues in #NewJersey today. Be careful when using #generators! #COpoisoning is a serious medical #emergency. If you think you were exposed, call #PoisonControl now 1-800-222-1222 / #PoisonHelp #PreventPoison #flooding #powerout

#Alert: The crazy #summer #storms continue here in #NewJersey. Keep in mind the the risk of #carbonmonoxide poisoning increases during #severeweather when portable #generators & pressure washers are being used. If exposed to CO, call us at #NJPoisonControl

#FoodSafety #Alert: "Of the 436 sick people, 20 have had such severe symptoms that they had to be admitted to hospitals..."via @foodsafetynews. Feeling sick? Call for #medical #help 1-800-222-1222 #PoisonHelp #PreventPoison #FastFood #Health

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