Because young children are curious, more than half of the poisoning cases reported to our centre each year involve children less than 5 years of age. A child’s age, weight, and medical history will affect the treatment of a poisoning.
Some medicines and household cleaning products may be dangerous even in small quantities. Do not wait for clinical signs to occur before you call the Norwegian Poison Information Centre: 22 59 13 00.
Keep the Norwegian Poison Information Centre number posted in your home or on your mobile phone. The poison experts can help you 24 hours a day, seven days a week and have information about the contents of a large range of products. In case of serious or life threatening symptoms, call 113 for help.
To avoid poisonings when taking care of children, be aware of the following: