Child 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
Common 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 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
How to Flush An Eye
If a poison gets in the eye, begin flushing immediately using the method described
Melamine in Food
In the aftermath of the Chinese milk powder contamination event, what are the risks to your family?
Follow this advice to avoid toxicity resulting from incorrect clean up of small mercury spills from mercury thermometers.
Paracetamol – 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 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
Poisonous 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.
Spiders in New Zealand
New Zealand has numerous species of spiders, however only two species are known to be poisonous
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 are designer drugs that can have unpredictible, serious and harmful effects on the person using them
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