Exposure to poisons and toxins can occur in many ways—intentionally or accidentally—by swallowing, touching and breathing in the substance. Common exposures include food poisoning, prescription drug overdose, drug interactions, venomous insect and animal bites, poison ivy, hazardous materials and household products.
Exposures can be serious and immediate action should be taken. If you or someone you know has recently been exposed to poison, you should call your local Poison Center immediately at 1.800.222.1222.
At NorthShore, our collaborative team partners with patients and organizations to best determine the type of exposure and preferred treatment methods.