The following Web sites contain a wealth of information useful to consumers.
American Association of Poison Control Centers
The American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) is a nationwide organization of poison centers and interested individuals.
American Pharmaceutical Association (APhA)
Web site for the American Pharmaceutical Association. Includes drug recalls residency sites, government news, current news, mall, student area, research interests, membership information and links to other pharmacy sites.
American Academy of Pediatrics
Dedicated to the attainment of optimal physical, mental and social health and well-being for infants, children, adolescents and young adults.
Learn about chemicals around your house
This interactive site teaches children about ordinary household pesticide products that may contain harmful chemicals. The Web site includes information about toxic substances stored in different rooms in the house and answers commonly asked questions on safe use and storage of pesticides and other toxic products.
National Animal Poison Control Center (ASPCA)
The NAPCC is staffed with veterinary health professionals who are familiar with how different species respond to poisons and treatment protocols. At their fingertips, they have a wide range of information specific to animal poisoning.
For more information about your medication and possible side effects causing irregular heartbeat, please follow the link to crediblemed.org. Crediblemed.org is a website for the general public and for healthcare providers to learn about specific heart arrhythmias (QT prolongation) that can be caused by various medications and interactions with medications.
National Library of Medicine - Tox Town
Illustrated guide to commonly encountered toxic chemicals, environmental health risks and the public's health, from the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Spanish version of Tox Town is also available.
National Poison Prevention Week
Public Law 87-319 (approved September 26, 1961) requested the President annually to designate the third week in March as National Poison Prevention Week. The observance, sponsored by the Poison Prevention Week Council, was designed to alert the American people to the problem of unintentional poisonings. For the past 40 years, National Poison Prevention Week has focused on preventing poisonings among children under 5 years of age.
Safe Kids USA
Safe Kids USA is a member of Safe Kids Worldwide, a global network of organizations whose mission is to prevent accidental childhood injury, a leading killer of children 14 and under.
Safe Kids Tucson
This is the local coalition of the Safe Kids USA network.
VIPER’s mission is applied phylogenetics of venom: using clues from the genealogy of venomous animals toward discovery of new diagnostic and pharmaceutical tools and economically sustainable improvement in medical care of venom injury worldwide.
Tucson Herpetological Society
The Tucson Herpetological Society is dedicated to conservation, education, and research concerning the amphibians and reptiles of Arizona and Mexico.
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Center for Disease Control (CDC)
This Web site includes a link to MMWR, health information, traveler's health and vaccination recommendations, statistics and epidemiology, publications, immunization information, training and employment.
Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Information about USDA, food safety, home canning, news, legislation and much more.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
This Web site links to many aspects of the EPA, including recent press releases, regulatory action, databases and much more.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Contains information on foods, human drugs, biologics, devices, cosmetics, toxicology, news releases, legal briefs and the "Orange Book" through the Center for Drug Information. Also contains article and a search engine.
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
Contains information to help keep American families safe by reducing the risk of injury or death from consumer products. Includes sections such as 4 Kids, Library, Public Calendar, Recalls, Talk to Us, What's Happening.
Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS)
Includes services, vital statistics and health alerts.