Table 2

 Poisoning agents

Recruitment sourcePoisoning agents represented
Royal Children’s Hospital Emergency DepartmentParacetamol benzodiazepine
Thyroid medicine antihistamine
Cough and cold medicine
Essential oil
Migraine medicine corticosteroid
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant
Victorian Poison Information CentreToilet freshener
Mineral turpentine
Antacid disinfectant
Oral contraceptive
Calcium supplement
Essential oil paracetamol
Cough suppressant
Bath oil, bubble bath
Miscellaneous medicine
Community playgroupsEthanol (non-beverage)
Oral contraceptive
Topical antiseptic bleach
Cleaner, miscellaneous
Detergent, laundry
Polish, furniture
Paracetamol
Petrol
Cough and cold medicine
Toilet freshener
Auto dishwasher detergent
Vitamins compound (no iron)
Sedative/hypnotic
All purpose/hard surface cleaner
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug