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Saturday, August 02, 2008

Health Warning-1: “Poisoning”

In India, 47% of the poison cases reported at the National Poisons Information Centre (NPIC) of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, are because of:

1. Mosquito Repellents
2. Detergents
3. Antiseptics and
4. Cosmetics.


Courtesy: The Week, May 8, 2005.

Wikipedia articles on:

“Poison”:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poison

“List of Extremely Hazardous Substances”
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_extremely_hazardous_substances

Link to NPIC Webpage at the AIIMS Website:
http://www.aiims.edu/aiims/departments/NPIC/NPICIntro.htm

Grateful thanks to The Week, NPIC, AIIMS and Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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