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Poisoning

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Introduction
Poisoning is when a person is exposed to a substance that can damage their health or put their life in danger.
Symptoms of poisoning
The symptoms of poisoning depend on the substance and the amount you take in.
Causes of poisoning
In the UK, medications are the most common cause of poisoning and are responsible for almost two in every three cases.
What to do if someone has been poisoned
Being poisoned can be life threatening. If someone has swallowed a poisonous substance, do not try to treat them yourself. Seek medical help immediately.
Preventing poisoning in children
The most common form of poisoning in the UK is from medication. You can help prevent this by following some simple steps.
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