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Preventing poisonings in children

Children, especially toddlers, are particularly prone to poisonings given their habit of tasting everything.
Most important dangers for poisoning are pharmaceuticals (especially paracetamol), home cleaning agents, poisonous plants in the garden and cigarette butts.
If you suspect a poisoning you can get advice at any time from the Poisons Information Centre on 13 11 26. Do not make a child vomit up any ingested poison.

If you are in a emergency situation, call 000


  • Get qualified health advice 24/7 for the cost of a local call. 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84)
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6/09/2017 12:25:27 PM

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