The California Poison Control System has launched a free text messaging service, Facebook quizzes and e-cards to provide essential tips, news and information on poisoning, following National Poison Prevention Week.

The messaging service system provides an innovative bilingual text messaging service providing consumers with tips, facts and news about accidental poisoning prevention in English and Spanish.

The system also has quizzes to provide curious minds with a way to test their knowledge of poisoning risks, myths and popular culture, which will serve to inform users and let them show off their exploits with profile badges and cards.

In addition, the system will make critical poisoning prevention information easily available using Facebook.