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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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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.

Vomiting - First Aid for Poisoning? An Incorrect Assumption

Vomiting - First Aid for Poisoning? An Incorrect Assumption

There are many old or out of date first aid methods that can actually make the situation worse ,and unfortunately misinformed neighbours or out of date labels are out there trying to provide you with incorrect advice. Remember you have plenty of time to get the correct up-to-date information from informed professionals, before doing anything yourself.

Isn't Vomiting the Correct First Aid for Poisoning?


The New Zealand National Poisons Centre (NPC) does not recommend vomiting as first...[More]




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