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Illinois Poison Center Free Resources for Parents

In 2013, the Illinois Poison Center (IPC) received almost 45,000 calls involving children and adolescents 18 years old and younger and recently they reached out to us to share some free resources for parents and I was more than happy to spread the word because a lot of these are things parents may not know or even think about.

Illinois Poison Center Free Resources for Parents

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My Child Ate…(MCA):

An online resource library: the only online resource of its kind focused on the most common substances involved in a pediatric poisoning exposure.

Online Poison Prevention Education Course and Resource Center:

Provides basic information about poison prevention and insight into how U.S. Poison Centers can help parents and caregivers. Available to anyone living/working in Illinois, aged 18 years and older. After completing the course, persons can order/download information and materials to distribute to patients, family, friends and community (stickers, magnets, fact sheets, prevention activity sheets, posters, etc.)

Illinois Poison Control Blogs

Here are a few of their most popular questions that were answered through their blog, these blog posts are all written by Illinois Poison Control Experts.

It certainly is scary when something happens.. which is why they have a 24-hour help line, reachable at 1-800-222-1222.  No question is too big or small to be answered by our staff of highly-trained medical experts.

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