Mothball poisoning
Clinical Previous     Next

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

Want to read more?

Subscribe for unlimited access

Try 1 month’s access for just £1 and get:

Your subscription package includes:
  • Full access to the website and the online archive
  • Bi-monthly digital edition
  • RCNi Portfolio and interactive CPD quizzes
  • RCNi Learning with 200+ evidence-based modules
  • 10 articles a month from any other RCNi journal
Subscribe
Already subscribed? Log in

Alternatively, you can purchase access to this article for the next seven days. Buy now

Or