Substances of low toxicity by ingestion
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Substances of low toxicity by ingestion

Vanessa Bara Specialist in Poisons Information, London centre of the National Poisons Information Service, and Editor of the newsletter poisons.quarterly

VANESSA BARA provides a list of substances of low toxicity which children commonly ingest. Carers of children who have ingested these substances are reassured and warned of the possible effects

Each year, the London Centre of the National Poisons Information Service receives many thousands of enquiries about children, aged five years or less, who have eaten something inappropriate. This is a particular problem in two year olds, an age where children become more mobile and are keen to explore their environment. This exploration includes putting things in their mouth (Tempowski 1997).

Emergency Nurse. 10, 6, 21-26. doi: 10.7748/en2002.

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