Table 1

Common agents involved in poisoning1

ToxinPercentage
Paracetamol8.9
Cleaning products5.9
Cough and cold remedies4.8
Bleach4.4
Plants and berries4.3
White spirit4.0
Oral contraceptives3.4
Antibiotics2.7
Benzodiazepines2.6
Vitamins2.2
Aspirin2.1
Alcohol2.9
Creams1.6
Asthma medication1.6
Antihistamines1.5
Non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs1.4
Rodenticides1.3
Petrochemicals1.3
Vapour treatments1.2
Nail care1.2
Compound analgesics1.2
Aftershave1.1
Antidepressants1.0
Iron1.0
Washing powder0.9
Mushrooms0.8