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Low Toxicity Substances

These substances are considered to be low toxicity when ingested. They may cause irritation to the mouth or mild gastrointestinal upset but other features are unlikely. Medical treatment is usually not required but you should consult your GP or local Emergency Department if:

  • a large amount has been taken
  • persisting or worrying symptoms are present
  • a deliberate overdose has been taken, regardless of the amount taken

 

Pharmaceuticals

Antacids

Aqueous cream
 

Calamine lotion
 

Canesten

Emollients
(eg E45 cream)

Evening primrose oil

Folic acid

Guaifenesin cough preparations

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT)

Hydrocortisone cream

Kaolin
 

Nappy Rash cream

Oral contraceptive pill

Petroleum jelly (eg Vaseline)
 

Prednisolone
 

Pyridoxine

Simple linctus
 

Sudocrem

Thiamine

Vitamin C
 

Witch hazel
 

Zinc oxide creams/lotions

 
 

 

 

Plants

Begonia
 

Cacti
 

Carnation
(Dianthus)

Chrismtas cactus
 

Cotoneaster
 

Dandelion
(Taaxacum offincinale)

Daisy
(Bellis perennis)

Fuchsia
 

Geranium
(Perlargonium species)

Hawthorn
(Crateagus monogyna)

Holly
(Ilex aquifolium)

Honeysuckle
(Lonicera species)

Jasmine
 

Marigold
(Calendula officinalis)

Nasturtium
(Tropaeolum majus)

Pansy
(Viola tricolor)

Petunia
 

Primrose
(Primula vulgaris)

Rose
(Rosa species)

Rowan
(sorbus aucuparia)

 
 

Snapdragon
(Antirrhinum majus)

Spider Plant
(Chlorophytum comosum)

Star Gazer Lily
(Lilium speciosum)

Violet
(Viola tricolor)

 
 

 
 

 
 

 

Cosmetics

Baby wipes

Bubble bath
 

Deodorant, non-aerosol

Hair conditioner/shampoo

Liquid soap
 

Nail glue

Shower gel

Solid cosmetics
(eg lipstick, Chapstick)

Solid soap

Suntan lotion and cream

Toothpaste
 

 

 

Cleaning Products

  

Air freshener, non-aerosol

Carpet cleaner*

Fabric conditioner, not concentrated
(ie less than 10% cationic surfactants)*
 

Fabric washing powder / liquid*

  

General household cleaning liquid

Washing up liquid* (no machine dishwasher products)

* These substances may produce foam if ingested in
large amounts. There is a small risk of aspiration into
the lungs if vomiting occurs.

 

Arts & Crafts

Blu Tack®
and similar products
 

Chalk

Childrens paints

Crayons
 
 

Crepe Paper

Glue

Ink
(ball point pen, felt tip pen, gel pen)

Newspaper

Pencil lead

Silver paper/foil
 
 

Sweet wrappers

 

 

Miscellaneous

Artifical sweeteners

Bird seed
 

Bubble liquid

Cat and dog food

Coal and artificial coal
 

Flower food

Glowsticks/Glowbands

Plant food
 

Plasticine

Polystyrene

Silica gel
(dessicant)