Explanation of symbols marked after the plant:
[F] = Phytophotodermatitis; sap or juice from the plant may cause skin symptoms, such as blisters, after exposure to sunlight.
[K] = The plant is non-toxic in moderate amounts or when properly prepared.
Plant causes topical irritation = Sap or juice from the plant may cause irritation (such as stinging) on the skin and in the mouth. Does not absorb into the body.
If a child has ingested less than half teaspoon of salt, offer him/her something to drink and monitor his/her condition. If the ingested amount is greater or the child develops symptoms, seek medical assistance.
A single dose of ingested talcum powder is considered harmless.
The coloured liquids used in thermometers are solvents. The amount of solvent in a thermometer is so small that treatment is not required.
With fluoridine: The amount of fluoridine varies between toothpastes. Contact the Poison Information Centre to confirm toxicity.
Without fluoridine: A single dose is considered harmless
Turpentine, white spirit
Keywords: genuine turpentine, mineral turpentine, petroleum products
Mineral turpentine: Household turpentine or white spirit is usually mineral turpentine. See: Petroleum products.
Genuine wood turpentine often used by artists is more toxic than mineral turpentine (white spirit). If the ingested amount is known to be small, monitor the child at home. However, if the child develops symptoms such as disorientation, coughing, vomiting or shallow breathing, seek medical assistance without delay.