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There is no such thing as a dumb question!

Contacting the Utah Poison Control Center is free and confidential. Nationally recognized as a Certified Regional Poison Control Center by the American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC), UPCC is one of 50 centers with such distinction. The Utah Poison Control Center is a 24-hour resource for poison information, clinical toxicology consultation and poison prevention education. TDD is offered for the hearing impaired and translators are available for non-English speaking callers. Established in 1954, the UPCC has responded to more than 1,037,000 calls for assistance.

There is no such thing as a dumb question.  Specialists answer calls about the following types of substances and much more!

The AAPCC established voluntary standards for certified poison centers in 1978. The primary goal of certification is to ensure that all residents of a given geographic area have access to the highest quality of certified poison center services. Certification criteria include:

  1. poison information services,
  2. regional treatment capabilities,
  3. data collection capabilities, and
  4. professional and public education programs.