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Kids - Click here for games The National Poisons Centre is a 24/7 Poisons Information Service available to all New Zealanders.

Provided by the Ministry of Health and ACC, the NPC maintains an accurate and up-to-date database of almost all poisonous substances in NZ and Australia, and provides professional and timely advice during poisoning incidents.

Top 10 Poisonous Plants of New Zealand

Top 10 Poisonous Plants of New Zealand

What are New Zealand's top poisonous plants?Some of the most toxic, and most common poisonous plants in New Zealand

Plant Calls:
From 1998 to 2002, plant poisoning enquiries made up 9.6% of total calls.

Plant calls were the third most frequent exposure enquiry (following therapeutic and household agent exposures)

62% of plant calls were due to child exposures.

Top poisonous plants were determined based on:
Plants that are consistently involved in unintentional poisonings
Plants result in the manifestation of symptoms
The following were...[More]

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