Mothball poisoning
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Mothball poisoning

Nicola Bates Information Officer, National Poisons Information Service (London)

NICOLA BATES discusses mothball ingestion, a condition not particularly common in emergency units, but one which can be difficult to manage because the active ingredient is often unknown

Mothballs are not as commonly used as they were in the past, but there are still available. Last year NPIS (London) received 76 enquires concerning mothballs, that is more than one a week.

Emergency Nurse. 10, 2, 24-28. doi: 10.7748/en2002.05.10.2.24.c1383

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