The National Poisons Centre is New Zealand's only poison and hazardous chemicals information centre and runs a 24-hour 7-day toll free emergency telephone service. The Centre currently answers around 30,000 telephone enquires each year, as well as many more enquiries through information provided on our TOXINZ website.
The main role of the National Poisons Centre is to provide advice to members of the public and health care professionals about acute poisoning situations. This can involve:
The NPC gives advice on what to do in situations of poisoning or where poisoning might occur. This includes:
We also :
Contact your regional Poisons Information Center to find out what kind of advice they provide.
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