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  • Poison/toxin is a substance that causes temporary or permanent damage to the body.

Types of poisons:

  • Swallowed - drugs, alcohol, cleaning products, food poisons
  • Inhaled- fumes from the cleaning products, fumes from fire
  • Injected- venom from stings and bites or drugs
  • Absorbed through the skin- cleaning products, plant poisons
  • Splashed- cleaning products, home and gardening products

Signs of swallowed poisons:
  • Vomiting
  • Look for containers near the victim
  • Pain or burning sensation in mouth and throat

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