Unintentional hazardous substances exposures in children (0–14 years)

This section presents statistics on unintentional hazardous substances exposures in children (0–14 years), where contact was made with the National Poisons Centre (NPC) in New Zealand during 20172019.  

Children under five years of age continue to be the age group with the highest rate of unintentional hazardous substances-related hospitalisations and hazardous substance injury notifications from the Hazardous Substances Disease and Injury tool.

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