Petrol and diesel injuries commonly result in multi-day hospital stays

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Petrol and diesel were the most common hazardous substances, causing the majority of hospitalisation relating to flammable materials (67 incidents), smoke and flames (21 incidents), and organic solvents/hydrocarbons (23 incidents), in 2020–2021. The majority of these resulted in multi-day stays in hospital.

Household cleaning products and bleach were the most common substances implicated within X49, other and unspecified chemicals and noxious substances, in 2020–2021.

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