Poisoning Data Dashboard

The Florida Poison Control Centers analyze their call data in real time to help immediately characterize and detect poisoning threats to the public. 

In 2014:  The Centers in Florida handled 143,798 incoming calls. Of these, 106,511 were reported as known or possible exposures to potentially toxic substances (drugs, chemicals, bite/stings, food poisonings, etc.). In addition, the Centers also received 37,256 calls requesting poison information and placed 138,563 follow-up calls back to patients to check on their status.

In 2015:  The Centers in Florida handled 141,680 incoming calls. Of these, 108,939 were reported as known or possible exposures to potentially toxic substances (drugs, chemicals, bite/stings, food poisonings, etc.). In addition, the Centers also received 32,697 calls requesting poison information and placed 151,528 follow-up calls back to patients to check on their status.

In 2016:  The Centers in Florida handled 146,664 incoming calls. Of these, 108,498 were reported as known or possible exposures to potentially toxic substances (drugs, chemicals, bite/stings, food poisonings, etc.). In addition, the Centers also received 38,095 calls requesting poison information and placed 162,505 follow-up calls back to patients to check on their status.

These poison exposures can be analyzed further using the Interactive Data Dashboard below.

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Instructions for Interactive Data Dashboard Use

This data dashboard is interactive and allows the user to look at the Florida’s Poison Control Centers’ data in different ways. You can use multiple selections together to refine your search.

  1. Select the calendar year you wish to view.
    Use the drop down box to select 2014, 2015, or 2016.
  2. Click on a County in the map to see the data change on the entire dashboard for that county only.
    Click on the county again to bring it back to normal data display
  3. Click on an Exposure Site/Management Site box to see the data change on the entire dashboard for this type of data.
    Click on the box again to bring back to normal data display
  4. Click on an Age Range to see data change on the entire dashboard for that age group.
    Click again on the range to bring it back to normal data display
  5. Click on a Call Category to see the dashboard data change for that type of poisoning.
    Click again on the category to bring it back to normal data display

You can use multiple selections together to refine the data