For the past 49 years, the Connecticut Poison Control Center (CTPCC) based at the University of Connecticut Health Center (UCHC), has managed human exposures and poisonings throughout the state and continues to serve as a toxicologic center of excellence. A human exposure may be defined as contact by skin, eye, mouth or inhalation to any substance: animal, mineral or vegetable, including: bites, commercial products, chemicals, drugs, natural remedies and plants among others. A poisoning is any injury to the body resulting from an exposure. Toxicology is the scientific study of the adverse effects of any substance on the body.
"Connecticut Poison Control Center . 2004 and 2005 Bi-Annual Report on Poisoning in Connecticut" (2006). Annual Reports - Patient Care. Paper 2.