Data Center Description
The American Association of Poison Control Centers is a non-profit, national organization founded in 1958 that represents the poison control centers of the United States and the interests of poison prevention and treatment of poisoning.
The nation's 57 poison centers as well as other poison-related organizations are members of American Association of Poison Control Centers, or AAPCC. AAPCC’s mission is to advance poison centers in their public health mission.
There are 57 poison control centers in the United States. Together they provide free, 24-hour professional advice to anyone in the 50 states, Puerto Rico, The Federated States of Micronesia, American Samoa, and Guam. On occasion some have even served American soldiers serving overseas.
Poison centers provide poison expertise and treatment advice by phone. All poison centers can be reached by calling the same telephone number 1-800-222-1222. Poison centers are staffed by pharmacists, physicians, nurses and poison information providers who are toxicology specialists.
(Summary taken from AAPCC website: "www.aapcc.org/dnn/AAPCC/AboutAAPCC.aspx")