Poisons are substances that can cause temporary or permanent
damage if too much is absorbed by the body. Get more information on
the effects that different types of poisons have on the body.
Find out how to treat someone for poisoning, understand when you
might need to get emergency medical help, and what to do if someone
Alcohol poisoning – Can happen
when someone has drunk an excessive amount
Drug poisoning – Caused by an
overdose of prescription or illegal drugs
Food poisoning – Caused by
eating contaminated food
Swallowed poisons – When someone
ingests poisonous substances, such as: chemicals, drugs, plants,
fungi or berries.