Poison Perils of Alabama was designed to provide key information about Alabama's flora, fauna - and also common household items - that are critical for any parent, teacher or caregiver to know in order to keep children, and themselves, safe. We believe this is the first and only resource of its kind in Alabama and think this information is critical due to the state's amazing array of biodiversity.
This resource was designed to make you aware of the plants, snakes, insects and household items that the Alabama Poison Information Center at Children's of Alabama receives calls about each year. This information hotline (1-800-222-1222) is one of the few services at Children's that deals with adults as well as children. Last year, the Regional Poison Control Center handled more than 52,000 calls, resulting in > 40,000 cases, and provided more than 60,000 follow-up calls to assure appropriate treatment and outcomes.
With our partners at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama, the Alabama Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and UAB, we are particularly happy to be able to offer this information in a single resource for the first time.