Exposure to a poison can be made through ingestion of or contact with a substance  that results in toxic effects and bodily harm. Exposures to a poison can be 1) accidental, such as unintentional poisoning from a substance or 2) intentional, such as with a suicide or murder (American Association of Poison Control Centers, 2002).

The pages below provide information on the types of poisons, poisoning-related statistics in Los Angeles County, who is at risk of poisoning-related injuries, and ways to prevent poisoning-related injuries.



Los Angeles County Poisoning Data

Click here to access Los Angeles County Poisoning Data, reports, and publications

Preventing Poisoning Related Injuries

Poisoning Prevention Resources

Click here for a list of poisoning organizations in Los Angeles County and nationwide (outside links).

Poisoning Hotline


For a Poisoning Emergency call the California Poison Action Hotline

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