poisonPoison is a substance that through its chemical action usually kills, injures, or impairs an organism. Acute poisoning is exposure to a poison on one occasion or during a short period of time. Symptoms develop in close relation to the exposure. Poisonous materials can be found in a variety of household items as well as in laboratory reagents and chemicals.

Many poisons react differently to various treatments, so if you suspect a victim has been poisoned through ingestion, inhalation, or skin exposure:

  • Try to determine what the poisoning agent is
  • Call 911
  • Or call Poison Control Center at (800) 222-1222 for specific first aid instructions

The nearest location for immediate help:

Southeast Texas Poison Center 
The University of Texas Medical Branch
301 University Boulevard
3.112 Trauma Building
Galveston, TX 77555-1175

Supportive Links:

Texas Poison Center Network

Poison Control First Aid Tips