Our Symptom checker provides clinical advice on what to do next based on your symptoms.
Most cases of poisoning happen at home so learn here about symptoms, prevention and what to do in an emergency.
Links to trusted information about environmental poisoning.
Trusted information about food poisoning, caused by bacteria, viruses or toxins found in the food we eat, including common symptoms, treatment and people at greater risk.
Lead can enter the human body through breathing in or swallowing things contaminated with lead, but you can reduce your exposure by knowing the potential sources of lead in your environment.
Swallowed substance treatments
Trusted information about swallowed substance treatments, as well as what to do if a substance has been swallowed or administered deliberately can be found on this page.
Trusted information about swallowed substances, common substances that are swallowed and information about how to store medicine safely can be found on this page.
Food safely is important in preventing illness. Learn how to store and prepare your food safely, including information and advice on how to avoid cross-contamination.
Salmonella is a gastrointestinal illness with fever, diarrhoea and vomiting as its main symptoms. Learn more about the causes of salmonella as well as its symptoms and treatments.
Infections of the bowel
An infection of the bowel can affect anyone at any time. Learn about the symptoms of a bowel infection and how you can treat it and prevent it.
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.
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.