Carbon Monoxide

Carbon Monoxide

Carbon monoxide is a silent killer as it is colourless and odourless and in concentrations, it can be fatal.  Carbon Monoxide can be found in the home and businesses from cars, machines and gas central heating or cookers. Exposure can occur when poorly maintained heating systems give off fumes that slowly poison the body blocking […]

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Poisoning

Household Cleaning Products Poisoning and First Aid

Thousands of children and infants need medical care for poisoning from products commonly found in and around the home. Although the long-term injury is rare, the anxiety and distress caused to both child and parents could be avoided by increased awareness. The group of children most at risk are the under-fives and of these children, […]

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Food poisoning

Food Poisoning

Food poisoning is usually caused by eating food or drink that is contaminated with bacteria or viruses and can develop within hours or maybe a day after eating the contaminated food. Some food poisoning is caused by poisons from bacteria already in the food. The salmonella or E. coli group of bacteria, which are found […]

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Poisons

A poison which is also called a toxin is defined as a substance which, if taken into the body in sufficient quantity, may cause temporary or permanent damage. Poisons are not only swallowed or found in food, they are also absorbed through the skin, inhaled, splashed into the eyes, or injected into the body. Once the […]

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