Most people think of a poison as being something we eat or drink. In actuality, a poison can enter our body in one of four ways, by:

- Ingestion (eating or drinking it)

- Injection (such as drugs or insect bites)

- Inhalation (breathing it

- Absorption (touching it)


Rule of thumb:

Unless you are certain of the poison and know the correct treatment... DO NOT induce vomiting.


For information regarding poisons and appropriate first aid treatment call

Poison Control Centre

(24 hours a day, 7 days a week).

In the province of Quebec : 1-800-463-5060

In the province of Ontario: 1-800-268-9017

If the person is unconscious, convulsing, or having trouble breathing or swallowing: Call 911 immediately!


Teach your children these symbols:






Take a CPR course