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What kinds of calls does the poison center get?

People call the Missouri Poison Center for a variety of reasons. We help with calls about:

  • Medicines and drugs (i.e. prescription, over-the-counter, vitamins, supplements, illegal/recreational, or veterinary)
  • Household and personal care products
  • Chemicals and pesticides (at home and work)
  • Plants (i.e. mushrooms, indoor and outdoor plants)
  • Bites and stings (i.e. insects, snakes)
  • Gases and fumes
  • Food poisoning
  • Questions about adverse or unexpected reactions to medicines or products
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