Norwegian Poison Information Centre

The Norwegian Poison Information Centre answer questions about acute poisonings and give advice about suitable treatment in cases of poisoning. The service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We serve the whole country, and take enquiries from health care professionals, as well as the public.

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​Contact the Norwegian Poison Information Centre (+47) 22 59 13 00 if you suspect poisoning. You will talk to a poison expert, and enquiries can be conducted in English if necessary. In case of serious or life threatening symptoms, call 113 for help.

About the centre

The main role of the Norwegian Poison Information Centre is to provide specialist expertise to health care professionals and the public on the prevention, diagnosis and management of poisoning. 
 
The specially trained staff answer enquiries about exposure to medical products, biological toxin and chemicals, including household products, natural toxins, pesticides and industrial chemicals. 
 
We assess whether a particular exposure is hazardous, and give information on the need for treatment and the kind of treatment that should be given. 
 
In addition to information and counselling by telephone, the Norwegian Poison Information Centre work with surveillance, revision of advisory documentation and quality assurance thereof. Furthermore, work with poisoning prevention in the form of lectures, information brochures, web pages and social media.
 
Do not wait for clinical signs to occur before you call the Norwegian Poison Information Centre: 22 59 13 00. Keep the number posted in your home or on your mobile phone. 
 
The poison experts can help you 24 hours a day, seven days a week and have information about the contents of a large range of products. In case of serious or life threatening symptoms, call 113 for help.

Product information / product registration

There is no registration of products/mixtures directly to the Poisons Information Centre (PIC). We have access to information in the Norwegian Product Register, and in the future also information according to CLP annex VIII. These two registers serve different purposes and will co-exist, meaning that a product/mixture on the Norwegian market may have to be notified both to the Product Register and ECHA.

Appointed bodies according to CLP art. 45 in Norway is The National Institute of Public Health (PIC) and The Norwegian Environment Agency (Product Register). Contact information to the latter is:

•  Tel: (+47) 73 58 05 00
•  E-mail: produktregisteret@miljodir.no

Questions to the Norwegian Poison Centre about CLP article 45 and annex VIII, can be sent to mette.ekeland@fhi.no.

Emergency telephone number in SDS

The emergency telephone number to be included in section 1.4 of the Safety Data Sheets (SDS) is that of the PIC:  (+47) 22 59 13 00