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.
A single dose is considered harmless. Does not require treatment.
Keywords: lotion, moisturising cream
A single dose is considered harmless. In large amounts, creams may cause gastrointestinal symptoms. Does not require treatment.
Desiccant bags, capsules and grains
Keywords: Dehydrating agent, Silica gel
A single dose of desiccant typically found in shoeboxes, electronic device packages and the lids of vitamin supplement and medicine jars is considered harmless. Does not require treatment.
Keywords: drain cleaners, toilet cleaners, oven cleaners, hypochlorite compounds, laundry pods, dishwasher detergents
Detergents with pH under 2 (acid), or over 11, 5 (alkaline) can cause chemical burns.
Ingestion: Rinse the mouth. If the person develops symptoms such as difficulties in swallowing, increased salivation, vomiting or abdominal pains, seek immediate medical assistance.
On the skin or in the eye: Rinse with water for at least 30 to 60 minutes. If severe pain or burns develop, or the skin becomes inflamed, take the patient to the doctor. If symptoms such as severe pain, swelling, sensitivity to light or tearing develop in the eye during the next hours, take the patient to the doctor.
Inhaled: During household cleaning the exposure is usually temporary, move to fresh air.
Keywords: Fairy, washing-up liquids, dishwasher detergents, laundry detergents, fabric softeners, all-purpose cleaner, toilet freshener
Detergents with a pH between 2 and 11,5 may cause irritation.
Ingestion: Detergents contain foaming agents. When accidentally ingested, the dose is typically small. Rinse the mouth and avoid copious drinking to prevent excessive foaming.
In case of intentional or large amount ingested detergents, seek always medical assistance.
In the eye: Rinse the eye with plenty of water for about 15 minutes. If symptoms of inflammation (such as severe pain, swelling, sensitivity to light or tearing) develop during the next hours, take the patient to the doctor.
The contents of disinfectants vary greatly. Contact the Poison Information Centre to confirm toxicity.
Even a small amount of e-liquid with nicotine can cause severe poisoning in children. Always contact the Poison Information Centre to confirm toxicity!
Keywords: fragrance oils, scented drops, sauna oils, essential oils
An amount corresponding to one tablespoon of essential oils can be a toxic dose to a child. When assessing toxicity, it is important to determine whether the ingested product is a 100% pure essential oil or a dilution. Contact the Poison Information Centre to confirm toxicity, if necessary.
Keywords: Drinkable alcohol, liquor, cider, beer, wine, perfume, aftershave, toner, Septidin®, Neo-Amisept®, Asept®, local antiseptics, Lasol®, Marinol®, window cleaner
Even a gulp of ethanol may cause intoxication for children. If the child drinks alcohol or other liquids containing ethanol, contact the Poison Information Centre to confirm toxicity.
European destroying angel (Amanita virosa)
Amanita virosa is a deadly poisonous mushroom, which can cause liver failure. Usually symptoms begin within 6-24 hours after ingestion. Severe abdominal pain, vomiting and watery diarrhea are typical symptoms in the beginning.Ingestion of a small amount (less than a cube of sugar) does not require any treatment. If the ingested amount is more than a cube of sugar, administer activated charcoal and seek medical assistance. Contact the Poison Information Center if someone has ingested Amanita virosa. Save the mushroom for possible identification afterwards.