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Poisons Information Centre

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24 hours a day, 7 days a week - Australia wide

"Dosis sola facit venenum", attributed to Paracelsus (1493-1541)
- Only the dose makes the poison

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide high quality, up-to-date and evidence-based information regarding the risk assessment, management and treatment of human poisoning to the general public and health care professionals, across New South Wales 24 hours a day and after-hours to the remainder of Australia. We aim to be a focal point for toxicology education and training, as well as for clinical research in toxicology and poison information in Australia.

Please note:

  • The information provided in this web site is not a substitute for advice from a Poisons Information Centre Specialist.
  • We do NOT provide information on poisoned pets. Please speak to you local veterinary clinic for information on poisoning in animals.
This document was updated on Tuesday, 18 January 2011.

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