Poison Control Center closing

National Pesticide Information Center

Authorities say the Alabama Poison Center at Shelton State Community College is set to close at the end of September.

The closure comes after a decision by state lawmakers to cut the center's funding.

The control center, which has a staff of 14, is scheduled to close Sept. 30. The center provides the public and health care professionals statewide with emergency information, via a 24-hour call center, in the case of poisonings.