HC Deb 03 May 1972 vol 836 c158W
70. Mrs. Sally Oppenheim

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many children, in the latest year for which figures are available. were treated for injuries due to contact with household and garden products of corrosive, poisonous, inflammable and explosive natures, respectively; and how many children subsequently died as a result of their injuries.

Mr. Lane:

The only information available is that in 1968 some 3,100 children under the age of 15 were treated in hospitals in England and Wales for toxic effects of non-medicinal substances. For medicinal substances, the number was 7,300. In 1970, 20 children died from poisoning by medicinal and non-medicinal products.