Poisoning can occur when you inhale, swallow, or touch something that makes you very ill. Some poisons can cause death.

Poisoning most often occurs from:

  • Taking too much medicine or taking medicine not meant for you
  • Inhaling or swallowing household or other types of chemicals
  • Absorbing chemicals through the skin
  • Inhaling gas, such as carbon monoxide

How to Tell if Someone has Been Poisoned

What to do in Case of Poisoning

What to Expect at the Emergency Room

How to Prevent Poisoning