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The holidays can be a fun time for getting together with family and friends, exchanging gifts and sharing delicious food and drinks. It can also be a time when you and your family are more at risk for unintentional poisoning due to the disruption to your normal daily routines.

As much as we don't like to think about such awful events, it is reassuring to know that expert help is only a phone call away, anytime you need it. The Ontario Poison Centre's nurses, pharmacists and physicians are available to help you 24 hours a day - even over the holidays.

Make sure to have the OPC number handy in case you need to call. Store it on a list of emergency numbers, or even better, program it into the contacts list of your cell phone.

Read more about holiday hazards and poison prevention tips on our winter hazards page, and in recent CBC.ca articles: