The 2013 National Poison Data System (NPDS) Annual Report is now available.  It’s a comprehensive look at the cases managed by the nation’s poison centers over the course of a year.  The staff at the AAPCC central office put together a shorter, more user-friendly summary with graphics for the public and poison prevention educators.  We call it the “Poison Center Data Snapshot” and it’s available here.  It answers the following questions:

  • Who calls the poison center?
  • When someone calls the poison center, who answers the phone?
  • About what kinds of things do people call the poison center?
  • When do people call the poison center?
  • Where do the most poison exposures occur?
  • Why do people call the poison center?

Interested in more detailed poison center data?  Visit http://www.aapcc.org/data-system/.


Krista Osterthaler, MPH
National Public Awareness and Outreach Manager
American Association of Poison Control Centers
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