What is Thylum?

Thallium is a soft, malleable gray metal that was previously widely used in rat poisons and insecticides. Thallium itself and compounds containing the element are highly toxic. It is particularly dangerous because compounds containing thallium are colorless, odorless, and tasteless.

What do you do if you are poisoned?

Gently flush the eye with cool or lukewarm water for 20 minutes or until help arrives. Inhaled poison. Get the person into fresh air as soon as possible. If the person vomits, turn his or her head to the side to prevent choking.

What does the NSW Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Act 1966 regulate?

Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Act 1966 (NSW) – Level 3 An Act relating to the regulation, control and prohibition of the supply and use of poisons, restricted substances, drugs of addiction, certain dangerous drugs and certain therapeutic goods; and to establish a Poisons Advisory Committee.

Where are the National poisons information service located?

The Service comprises four individual units, based in Birmingham, Cardiff, Edinburgh and Newcastle. Each unit has its own specialist consultant clinical toxicology staff and specialists in poisons information (SPIs) who work together to provide a national service that has been functioning for more than 50 years.

Where can I get poisons information in NSW?

Poisons Information Centre The NSW Poisons Information Centre provides the latest poisons information to the public, and toxicology advice to health professionals on the management of poisoned and envenomed patients. Telephone advice is available 24/7 on 131126 from anywhere in Australia.

When is the public poisons information line open?

We also operate a specific Public Poisons Information Line between 8am and 10pm for members of the public who are concerned about accidental poisoning. Our team includes 6 Specialists in Poisons Information who all have post-graduate training in Medical Toxicology.

How to contact the National Poisons centre in New Zealand?

For information about poisons or in case of poisoning, call the National Poisons Centre on 0800 764 766. A free 24/7 service for all New Zealanders. Not in New Zealand? Do you need an interpreter?