Poisoning is one of the most common childhood injuries. Every year, in NSW, more than 500 children are admitted to hospital as a result of poisoning from products found in and around the home. Most accidental poisonings happen to children younger than five years old, with children aged one to three years most at risk.
Medications are the most common cause of childhood poisonings and nearly all childhood poisonings take place at home.
To help prevent poisoning in childhood, Kids Health have developed a number of poison safety resources for parents and carers and also for child-care centres.