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Rule of thumb: Unless you are certain of the poison and know the correct treatment… do not induce vomiting.

For information regarding poisons and appropriate first aid treatment call Poison Control.

More information about poisoning
Visit the Ontario Poison Centre Site.

The Ontario Regional Poison Information Centre in Toronto is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at 416-813-5900 and 1-800-268-9017.

If the person is unconscious, convulsing, or having trouble breathing or swallowing: Call 9-1-1 immediately.

Teach your children to recognize and understand these symbols:
  • small_poison

  • Flammable

  • Corrosive

  • Explosive