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Poisoning

Most cases of poisoning happen at home so learn here about symptoms, prevention and what to do in an emergency.

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Environmental poisoning

Links to trusted information about environmental poisoning.

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Food poisoning

Food poisoning is caused by bacteria, viruses or toxins in the food we eat. Learn how to recognise it, and people at greater risk of serious complications.

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Lead poisoning

Lead can enter the human body through breathing in or swallowing materials contaminated with lead. Find out more about the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of lead poisoning.

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Scheduling of medicines and poisons

The ‘scheduling’ system for medicines and poisons in Australia divides these items into categories based on how they are made available to the public.

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Sepsis (septicaemia, or blood poisoning)

Sepsis ('septicaemia' or ‘blood poisoning’) is a serious, potentially fatal condition. Find out here about the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatments.

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This festive season, don't give your loved ones food poisoning

With the festive season comes the risk of food poisoning. Follow these tips to stay healthy and safe when entertaining at home.

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Pesticides

Links to trusted information about pesticides, including insecticides, herbicides and fungicides, and what to do if someone has been poisoned by pesticides.

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Barbecuing food safely

Food poisoning cases increase during the barbecue season, so remember these simple steps to help keep your food safe on the ‘barbie’.

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Listeria and listeriosis

Listeriosis is a type of food poisoning caused by eating foods contaminated with Listeria bacteria and can be dangerous for certain people. Find out more here.

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