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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.

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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.

Spiders in New Zealand

Spiders in New Zealand

New Zealand has numerous species of spiders, however only two species are known to be venomous.

These are the redback spider (Latrodectus hasseltii) and the katipo (Latrodectus katipo). Although other species of spider are known to bite, their venom is regarded as harmless to man. An example of this is the white tailed spider (Lampona cylindrata and L. murina), which has venom that is not known to cause harm in human exposures, however good wound...[More]




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