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Helpful Links

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.

Environmental Protection Agency: Pest Patrol
The Pest Patrol booklet includes fun activities to educate children in grades 1-6 about pest identity, biology, and ecology. It also helps children understand the effects on the environment of decisions about whether or not to use chemicals to control pests.

ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center 
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.

Pet Poison Helpline
The Pet Poison Helpline is a 24/7 animal poison control center based out of Minneapolis, MN available to provide assistance with treating a potentially poisoned pet. Pet Poison Helpline charges $59 per incident, which includes unlimited follow-up consultations throughout the duration of the case.

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.

Tucson Herpetological Society
The Tucson Herpetological Society is dedicated to conservation, education, and research concerning the amphibians and reptiles of Arizona and Mexico.

Government Sites

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.

Originally posted: Oct 3, 2014
Last updated: Feb 4, 2020