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For advice on possible poisoning, toxic substance or any other environmental hazard emergency, you can call the Michigan Poison Center at Wayne State University toll-free at 1-800-222-1222. 

The Michigan Poison Center at Wayne State University (MPC) provides expert medical advice to the public, hospitals, EMTs and other health care providers throughout Michigan who need advice regarding poison-related emergencies. The MPC is committed to educating the public and health care providers throughout this region with our community education outreach programs and an on-site education program for medical professions who provide care throughout the state of Michigan.

The MPC is a nationally accredited poison center with the American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC). All calls are managed by physicians, nurses, pharmacists and other health care professionals with specific training in toxicology. Services provided to callers are free and confidential.

The Michigan Poison Center is part of the Emergency Medicine Department at Wayne State University School of Medicine. The MPC is one of 55 accredited poison control centers across the nation and U.S territories (Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Micronesia, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands). The MPC operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and every day of the year.