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Oklahoman Published: October 20, 2013
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More about the Oklahoma Poison Center

The Oklahoma Poison Center exists to provide information concerning the prevention and management of potential toxic exposures.

For questions, contact the Oklahoma Poison Center at: (800) 222-1222.

For more about the center go to http://www.oklahomapoison.org/

The center, often referred to as the Oklahoma Poison Control Center, is now being referred to as the Oklahoma Poison Center, said the center's managing director Scott Schaeffer. Regarding the word control, Schaeffer said they “dropped it because we don't actually control the poisons; we assist with the management of poisonings.”

by Bryan Painter
Assistant Local Editor
Bryan Painter, assistant local editor, has 31 years’ experience in journalism, including 22 years with the state's largest newspaper, The Oklahoman. In that time he has covered such events as the April 19, 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah...
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