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american association of poison control centers

America Poison control association is a national voluntary health organization established in 1958 that represents the nation’s 55 poison centres. The AAPCC supports poison centres in their public health mission to prevent poisonings, provide education facilities, conduct seminars and scientific research and treat individuals featured to poisoning from medications, environmental events, plants, animals, and or other material toxins. The Poison control association also supports the efforts of poison centres and interested individuals to decrease the morbidity and mortality from unintentional type of poisonings. It also sets standards for poison centre operations and certifies specialists in Poison in common with toxic information who are respond to public, health-care provider and emergency medical service personnel requests for assistance in the toxicological studies. In addition, the AAPCC maintains the National Poison Data System, the only toxicological information and surveillance database in the United States. It also owns and manages a large database of information from all poison exposure on living beings and information case phone calls to all poison centres across the country. It is the only near real-time, comprehensive poisoning surveillance database in the United States of America. It also assist in various activities like Publication of the annual report of the American Association of Poison Control Centres National Poison Data System involved in published the many research papers particularly in in clinical toxicology, and Interaction with private and governmental agencies whose activities influence poisoning in association with toxicology and poison centres. It also leads to Promotion and support of legislation to improve poison prevention practices and programs on and partnerships with national coalitions and committees to advance public safety and poison prevention.

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