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Cost Effectiveness of Poison Centers

Poison Centers are at least three times more cost effective than child safety seats, smoke detectors, or bicycle helmets.  Poison Centers are as cost effective as childhood immunizations!

Every dollar spent on a Poison Center saves about $7.00 in unnecessary health care expenses.  Poison Centers eliminate unnecessary physician office visits, hospital admissions, lab testing and ambulance runs.  A very substantial cost savings is realized for every case of long-term hemodialysis, neurologic impairment, or disability which is prevented.

Poison Centers protect consumers by identifying hazards early.  Poison Center data are the basis for product reformulation, repackaging or recall.  Without this surveillance, children will be needlessly injured, especially by newly marketed toxic products.