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General First Aid Advice for Poisonings

General First Aid Advice for Poisonings

In case of poisoning:

Please Note Please contact your local Poison Information Service immediately:

New Zealand: 0800 POISON (0800 764 766)
Find other centres here

Or seek medical advice from another health professional

Click below for first aid advice for poisons that are:

If on Skin:

Immediately flush the exposed area with lots of water
Seek medical attention if the skin is damaged

DO NOT leave spilled poisons on the skin even for a few minutes
They may be absorbed by the skin over time and cause poisoning or burns


TOXINZ ( is the National Poisons Centre's Internet database containing information regarding toxic compounds and the management of poisoned patients.
For information on subscribing to TOXINZ, contact

University of Otago NZ National Poisons Centre

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