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Alcohol-Based Hand SanitizersAlcohol-Based Hand Sanitizers
Popular in homes, hospitals and schools - what are the risks?
BZP & Other Piperazine-Based Party DrugsBZP & Other Piperazine-Based Party Drugs
"Party Pills" recently banned in New Zealand, but still legal in other countries
Carbon Monoxide PoisoningCarbon Monoxide Poisoning
How to protect your family from carbon monoxide poisoning
Child Resistant ClosuresChild Resistant Closures
Child resistant closures help to significantly reduce the chances of a child accessing a drug or chemical. They are legally required on some medication and chemicals, and can be purchased from pharmacies for use on other products
Christmas Holiday Safety & Poisoning Prevention TipsChristmas Holiday Safety & Poisoning Prevention Tips
Christmas is here but there are also some hazards to be aware of
Clean Up of Energy Saving Compact Fluorescent Light BulbsClean Up of Energy Saving Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs
What is the risk from mercury contained in these new energy saving compact fluorescent light bulbs? How should these light bulbs be properly cleaned up and disposed of?
Common Poisons Around The HomeCommon Poisons Around The Home
There are many poisons around the home. Below are some of the most common poisons encountered every day. Be aware of household medicines and chemicals so you can use and store them properly and act quickly if someone is poisoned
Dishwasher Powders - A Corrosive Poison We Use Every DayDishwasher Powders - A Corrosive Poison We Use Every Day
Many households have a dishwasher, which may use powder or tablets. These agents are often highly alkaline and can cause corrosive injuries. A few simple hints will help us lessen the risk of injury through prevention and appropriate first aid
Facts About Childhood PoisoningFacts About Childhood Poisoning
About 60 to 65% of calls to the New Zealand National Poisons Centre relate to children aged under 5 years
Four Seasons 1 - Poisoning Hazards For AutumnFour Seasons 1 - Poisoning Hazards For Autumn
Mushrooms, plants, mothballs, rat baits…all about Autumn poisonings.
Four Seasons 2 - Poisoning Hazards For WinterFour Seasons 2 - Poisoning Hazards For Winter
LPG heaters, Cold and Flu Preparations, Antifreeze...all about poisoning in Winter
Four Seasons 3 - Poisoning Hazards For SpringFour Seasons 3 - Poisoning Hazards For Spring
Spring cleaning, plants, allergies, Guy Fawkes...all about Spring poisonings.
Four Seasons 4 - Poisoning Hazards for SummerFour Seasons 4 - Poisoning Hazards for Summer
Insects, jellyfish, sunscreen, parties...all about Summer poisonings
General Advice for Plants ExposuresGeneral Advice for Plants Exposures
There are many plants in the garden. A few simple hints will help us enjoy them all safely
Household Cleaners - A Poison Common in Every HomeHousehold Cleaners - A Poison Common in Every Home
There are many household cleaners in every home, some poisonous some not. A few simple hints will help lessen the risk of injury through prevention and appropriate first aid
How to Flush An EyeHow to Flush An Eye
If a poison gets in the eye, begin flushing immediately using the method described
Melamine in FoodMelamine in Food
In the aftermath of the Chinese milk powder contamination event, what are the risks to your family?
Mercury SpillsMercury Spills
Follow this advice to avoid toxicity resulting from incorrect clean up of small mercury spills from mercury thermometers.
My House is Poison-Proofed! – Bathroom & MedicinesMy House is Poison-Proofed! – Bathroom & Medicines
Check if your bathroom & medicines are poison-proofed
My House is Poison-Proofed! – Kitchen & Household ProductsMy House is Poison-Proofed! – Kitchen & Household Products
Check if your kitchen & household products are "poison-proof"
My House is Poison-Proofed! – Laundry & Bleaches/CleanersMy House is Poison-Proofed! – Laundry & Bleaches/Cleaners
Check if your Laundry & Bleaches/Cleaners are poison-proofed
My House is Poison-Proofed! – The Garden Shed & ChemicalsMy House is Poison-Proofed! – The Garden Shed & Chemicals
Check if your garage/garden shed & chemicals are poison-proofed
Paracetamol – A Useful Medicine and Common PoisonParacetamol – A Useful Medicine and Common Poison
Paracetamol is one of the most common substances involved in childhood poisoning. It is found in most homes and is often used frequently but Paracetamol can be very dangerous if not used correctly!
Pets Get Poisoned TooPets Get Poisoned Too
What to do should your precious pet get poisoned, some of the common things pets get into and how to prevent this from happening
Poison Prevention for the Older GenerationPoison Prevention for the Older Generation
Focused tips for those who have greater medication needs or grandchildren visiting
Poisoning Issues in Child Care FacilitiesPoisoning Issues in Child Care Facilities
Poison prevention is not just an issue that needs to be considered at home, but anywhere where young children visit.
Poisonous Mushrooms In New ZealandPoisonous Mushrooms In New Zealand
There are many different species of poisonous mushrooms in New Zealand and many poisonous mushrooms like very similar to "non toxic' mushrooms.
Potentially Dangerous Alternative Headlice TreatmentsPotentially Dangerous Alternative Headlice Treatments
Potential risks in using inappropriate chemicals to treat headlice in humans
Preventing Poisoning In The HomePreventing Poisoning In The Home
A few basic fact and hints regarding poisoning around the home
Solvent Abuse: Information for Parents/CaregiversSolvent Abuse: Information for Parents/Caregivers
FAQ for parents or carers who find themselves in the middle of a potential solvent abuse dilemma
Spiders in New ZealandSpiders in New Zealand
New Zealand has numerous species of spiders, however only two species are known to be poisonous
Swan Plants - Educational Or Harmful?Swan Plants - Educational Or Harmful?
The swan plant is home to the Monarch caterpillar, and children are enthralled to see the butterfly emerge right in front of their eyes. How toxic is it and is it ok to have swan plants in the home?
Synthetic Cannabinoids Synthetic Cannabinoids
Synthetic cannabinoids are designer drugs that can have unpredictible, serious and harmful effects on the person using them
The Things Children Swallow – Problems with Foreign ObjectsThe Things Children Swallow – Problems with Foreign Objects
Some objects are just not meant to be swallowed. What types of objects do children swallow? What makes them dangerous? Will they get stuck?
Tiakina aa Taatou Tamariki kei PaihanatiaTiakina aa Taatou Tamariki kei Paihanatia
Whakanuia Wiki o te Reo Maaori!
Top 10 Poisonous Plants of New ZealandTop 10 Poisonous Plants of New Zealand
What are the top NZ poisonous plants? Some of the most toxic, and most common poisonous plants
Vomiting - First Aid for Poisoning? An Incorrect AssumptionVomiting - 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!
What should I do if my child has swallowed poison?What should I do if my child has swallowed poison?
Do not panic! Remain calm and call a poison centre as soon as possible
 
University of Otago NZ National Poisons Centre



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