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TOXINZ

TOXINZ
TOXINZ (www.toxinz.com) is the National Poisons Centre's Internet database containing information regarding toxic compounds and the management of poisoned patients.

For information on subscribing to TOXINZ, contact toxinz@otago.ac.nz

Welcome to the New Zealand National Poisons Centre

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.

General Advice for Plants Exposures

General Advice for Plants Exposures

There are many plants in the garden, some poisonous some not. A few simple hints will help us enjoy them all safely

Plant Identification


The correct identification of the plant is very important. It is a good idea to know the names of the plants in your garden, and your pot plants, so that the correct information can be given if poisoning should occur. If you are unsure, take a piece of the plant to a Garden...[More]




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