"Treatments vary depending on what they took," said Jones. "We observe them for an hour or two and usually send them home. Sometimes they don't show symptoms right away, so we keep them for up to six hours for treatment."
Livermore said one of the most important things to do when it comes to poison consumption prevention is program the National Poison Control toll free phone number - 1-800-222-1222 - into your home phone or cell phone. This main number will re-direct your call to your nearest poison center based on your phone number used when calling in, he said.
"By having the number programmed into your cell phone already, you can save precious time and perhaps a life," said Livermore.
There are also valuable prevention videos on the UNYPC Web site, www.upstatepoison.org, he added.
Education is provided by the Clinton County Health Department on lead poisoning, kerosene, alcohol, medicines, cleaning products as well. For more information, including videos on what to do if poisoning is suspected, visit www.clintonhealth.org.