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.
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.
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.
It is not unusual to accidentally swallow substances commonly found around the house. Usually they are not poisonous and will not cause harm. Learn more about common substances and what steps to take if you are unsure.
Swallowed substance treatments
Accidentally swallowed substances include liquids, powders and medicines. If you have swallowed something from a packet you should follow the packet instructions on what to do if it is swallowed. Get more information here.
Learn how to store and prepare your food safely, including information and advice on how to avoid cross-contamination.
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.
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.