The European Association of Poisons Centres and Clinical Toxicologists (EAPCCT) was founded in 1964 by a group of physicians and scientists with the specific goal of advancing knowledge and understanding of the diagnosis and treatment of all forms of poisoning.
The EAPCCT has 251 members from 51 countries in all continents. It organizes an annual international congress, the next taking place in May 2018 in Bucharest, Romania.
The official Journal of the EAPCCT is Clinical Toxicology which is published by Taylor & Francis and appears with ten issues per year.
The American Association of Poison Control Centers supports the nation’s 55 poison centers in their efforts to prevent and treat poison exposures. Poison centers offer free, confidential, expert medical advice 24 hours a day, seven days a week through the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222 and online at www.PoisonHelp.org.
This service provides a primary resource for poisoning information and helps reduce costly hospital visits through in-home treatment.
The AAPCC’s mission is to actively advance the health care role and public health mission of our members through information, advocacy, education and research.
The American Academy of Clinical Toxicology (AACT) was established in 1968 as a not-for-profit multi-disciplinary organization uniting scientists and clinicians in the advancement of research, education, prevention and treatment of diseases caused by chemicals, drugs and toxins.
Through the International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS), WHO works to establish the scientific basis for the sound management of chemicals, and to strengthen national capabilities and capacities for chemical safety.
Chemical safety is achieved by undertaking all activities involving chemicals in such a way as to ensure the safety of human health and the environment. It covers all chemicals, natural and manufactured, and the full range of exposure situations from the natural presence of chemicals in the environment to their extraction or synthesis, industrial production, transport, use and disposal.