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Poisoning is the third most common cause of injury-related hospital admission for children aged 0–4 years. Most of these injuries happen in the home.
Cleaner or chemical poisonings occurred most frequently to 1 and 2 year olds, and poisonings from drugs and medications are spread across the under 5 age group.
Poisoning Injuries in NZ
children are admitted to hospital each year because of an unintentional poisoning.
of all children hospitalised are 0-4 years old.
Nearly three-quarters of all childhood poisonings occur in the home.
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- STORE all medicines, chemicals and cleaners out of children's reach and sight.
- ASK your pharmacist for safety caps on medicines - there may be a small cost.
- FOLLOW the dose instructions from your doctor or pharmacist.
- ENSURE you read and follow safety instructions on medicines, chemicals and cleaners.
Other Safety Messages
- Paracetamol Poisoning Prevention Project Plan.