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Common Poisons Around the Home

Alcohol-Based Hand SanitizersAlcohol-Based Hand Sanitizers
Popular in homes, hospitals and schools - what are the risks?
Carbon Monoxide PoisoningCarbon Monoxide Poisoning
How to protect your family from carbon monoxide poisoning
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
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.
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
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!
Preventing Poisoning In The HomePreventing Poisoning In The Home
A few basic fact and hints regarding poisoning around the home
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?
 
University of Otago NZ National Poisons Centre



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