Poisoning : Causes

Poisons are substances that cause injury, illness or death. These events are caused by a chemical activity in the cells. Poisons can be injected, inhaled or swallowed. Poisoning should be suspected if a person is sick for unknown reason. Poor ventilation can aggravate Inhalation poisoning.
First aid is critical in saving the life of victims




  1. Medications
  2. Drug overdose
  3. Occupational exposure
  4. Cleaning detergents/paints
  5. Carbon monoxide gas from furnace, heaters
  6. Insecticides
  7. Certain cosmetics
  8. Certain household plants, animals
  9. Food poisoning (Botulism)

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