The Israel Poison Information Center
Hebrew: המרכז הארצי למידע בהרעלות
The Israel Poison Information Center of the Ministry of Health, is the National Poison Center of Israel and the only service of its kind in the country. Located at Rambam Medical Center in Haifa, expert advice on poisonings is available to the general public via a telephone hotline which operates 24/7. Not only will they given advice for poison related issues, they also answer question on different drugs, their effects and allergic reactions.
Moms! If your child has swallowed a household chemical or you are concerned about the effects of various drugs during pregnancy and lactation, the Information Center will be able to answer your questions.
Nurses consult with the public under the supervision of the center's clinical toxicologists and physicians. Theses nurses have extensive background in emergency medicine and intensive care.
The Poison Hotline
Signs and Symptoms
Signs and symptoms of poisonings
- sudden change in behavior
- unusual odor
- pill fragments on the lips or clothes
- excessive drooling
- a confused mental state
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