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- Swallowed Poison Chart

If a child or adult consumes a poison, you need to know what to do.

May I suggest that you print several copies of this chart and keep them in various places, such as in your handbag, or in the car, as well as in your first aid kit. Tell your friends about the site so that they can print copies as well.

EMERGENCY POISON TREATMENT CHART

Acid Dish washing Liquid Insect Repellent Rat Bait
Acetone Dishwasher Powder Insecticide Sedatives
Alcohol Disinfectants Laundry Powder and Tablets Shampoo
Ammonia Drain Cleaner Kerosene Snail Bait
Asprin Dye (hair or fabric) Liniments Soap
Battery Acid Fabric Softener Medicines (oral) Tablets
Battery (button type) Fertilizer Metal Cleaners and Polishes Thinners
Benzine Firelighter Mothballs Turpentine
Bleach Flouride Tablets Nail Varnish Remover Varnish
Camphorated Oil Flue and cold medication Oil of Wintergreen Toilet Cleaner
Carbon Tetrochloride Furniture Oil Oven Cleaner Vitamins
Caustic Soda Gasoline Paint (oil) Washing Powder
Chlorine (for pools) Glue (contact type) Paint Remover Window Cleaner
Cold and Flue Medication Glue (other) Paracetamol White Spirits
Condi’s Crystals Hydrochloric Acid Paraffin Weed Killer
Cosmetics Hair Dye Perm Lotion (hair) Wintergreen Oil
Cough Syrup Hair (perm lotion) Pesticides
Deodorants Hair Straightener Perfume
Detergents Hydrogen Peroxide Petrol
Diesel Fuel Iron Tablets Pills

TREATMENT – MATCH THE COLORS

DO NOT make the victim vomit

DO NOT give victim anything to eat or drink

WEED KILLER – give activated charcoal

Get victim to hospital immediately

DO give victim milk or water immediately (half to full cup)

DO NOT make victim vomit

FLOURIDE TABLETS – give milk

DO give victim a half to full cup of milk or water immediately


DO GIVE victim Activated Charcoal to absorb substance

Activated Charcoal

Adult Dose – 50 to 100g in 200 to 500ml water

Child Dose – 20 to 50g in 100 to 300ml water

Infant Dose – 10g in 50 to 100ml water

TELEPHONE POISON CONTROL CENTER IN ALL CASES!

Poison Control number:

Poisons Information -021 931 6129

Poisons control -0800 333 444

author: Sandy DuPlessis  http://www.homesafetyforkids.com

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