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First Aid Courses – Toxic Plants

Milky mangrove (Excoecaria agallocha) The threat of a milky mangrove is displayed in its common name, 'blind-your-eye-mangrove'. The milky sap of this plant is highly poisonous and can cause temporary blindness if it comes into contact with a person's eyes. Other side effects can include skin irritation and blistering. Found in Western Australia, Queensland and…
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First Aid Courses – Gympie Gympie Tree

Gympie Gympie (Dendrocnide moroides) A member of the nettle family, the gympie gympie, or 'giant stinging tree' as it is more commonly known, can have extreme effects on people who come into contact with it. Stinging hairs on the plant's stems, leaves and fruit may cause allergic reactions, swelling and searing pain. It is recommended…
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First Aid Courses- Nettle Family

Nettle family (Urticaceae) The nettle family includes many species of herbs, shrubs, vines and small trees, including stinging nettles (Urtica) of which we have native species in Australia (Laportea). Many of the nettle species have stinging hairs that can cause extreme pain to people who come into contact with them.
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First Aid Brisbane – Poison Information Centre

PHONE: 13 11 26 POISONS INFORMATION CENTRE - Your questions answered. The role of the Poisons Information Centre is to provide the general public and health professionals of Queensland with prompt, up-to-date and evidence- based clinical information and advice to assist in the management of poisonings and suspected poisonings. The potential seriousness of a poisoning…
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